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The chronicles of a fledging blog growing into its own.

Goal of Logical Dreams: January Recap + February Goals

January flew by so quickly >.<

Last month, I aimed to post once a day. According to my stats I made 16 posts last month.

….

That’s less than I thought.

Well it’s a new month. So out with the old and in with the new!

For February, I… would like to take it easy. The next two months are going to be pretty busy for me, so I’ll aim to post regularly, but nothing groundbreaking.

I’m also not sure what other goals I can work on other than repeating the same few goals. If anyone has any ideas, do share.

Until then, hope you enjoy my stories 🙂

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Goal of Logical Dreams: December Recap + January Goals

In December, I aimed for quality over quantity.

Well, there certainly were ‘less’ stories posted. As for quality, it’s harder to measure that, but I’m quite happy. To Leave The Palace was one of the stories that improved because I wanted more from my stories. Originally, the story was going to be short and straightforward. The fairy friend was a character that was only written in later, after spending most of the day thinking that the story needed more.

So that’s for December. What about January?

This might sound strange after posting so late after the new year, but I would like to post more regularly again. Once a day would be my goal this month.

As for 2018 in general, I would like to try more season/holiday special posts. Such as Christmas, Chinese New Year etc.

What goals are you setting for the new year?

Goals of Logical Dreams: October and November Recap + December Goals

In October, I was preparing for NaNoWriMo in November. Anticipating that I would be pretty busy in November, one of my goals was to create extra content in October so I can schedule them in November.

How did that go?

Everything that was posted here in November was something I prepared before hand in October. I didn’t prepare enough to post something every day, but it was nice to revisit some old stories and discover new paths.

How did NaNoWriMo go?

Pretty badly. I was pretty busy in the beginning of the month and fell behind very early. After that, looking at all the words I had to catch up on was so daunting it was hard to be motivated to keep going. It’s something I would need to keep in mind the next time I attempt NaNoWriMo.

Something else I noticed was that as I was writing the novel, I often found myself more focused on shaping structure rather than creating stories. That’s not the kind of stories I like reading, and that’s not the kind of stories I want to write.

Which leads to this month’s goal.

This month’s goal is quality over quantity. More plot, more interesting stuff happening, more drama.

I hope this month proves to be an interesting one for both of us.

Goals of Logical Dreams: September Recap + October Goals

Last month, I had two goals:

  • Categorise my story by length
  • Create a patreon page

I took a look at my categories, and I realised very quickly that what I needed wasn’t more categories, but less. So I’ve combined a lot of smaller categories together. Hopefully that makes the blog a little simpler to navigate.

As for the second goal. My I present… my patreon page!

There isn’t much right now, but this month, I’ll be posting up my prep plans for NaNoWriMo in November.

My other goal for October is to write extra stories this month so I can post something up in November while I work on NaNoWriMo.

Exciting times 🙂 If you would like to join or support me, do drop by my patreon page.

Goals of Logical Dreams: September Goals

It’s a new month, which means new goals.

Here’s what I hope to do in September:

  • Categorise my story by length
  • Create a patreon page

Hopefully the former would make it easier to navigate this blog, and if you have any suggestions or tips on the latter please let me know.

Have a super September everyone 🙂

Goals of Logical Dreams: June recap + July goals

Last month, I wanted to focus more on another writing project. That… hahaha… didn’t work very well. I’ve left the project alone for so long I couldn’t remember where I was trying to go with it.

Moral of the month: keep lots of notes when writing ongoing stories.

Well, new month, fresh start.

For July, I want to go back to basics and aim for one post each day. If you find anything you like, feel free to like or comment to let me know 🙂

 

Goals of Logical Dreams: May recap + June goals

May flew by so quickly. I didn’t do anything groundbreaking last month, so there isn’t much to say about May other than the fact that there are more stories!

For June, there’s another writing project I want to work on outside of the blog, so I might not be posting as frequently. Something blog-related I would like to do this month is to revise the categories I have. Hopefully, the new version would make Logical Dreams easier to navigate.

Thanks for checking in. Hope you continue to enjoy my blog 🙂

Goals of Logical Dreams: April recap + May goals

Last month, I participated in Camp NaNoWriMo and in the process actually wrote a novelette, which you can check out here, starting from the first part here. It was a pretty interesting experience and I have a newfound respect for those who publish daily ongoing stories. Most importantly, I know I definitely don’t want to to approach NaNoWriMo the way I did last month, if I decide to take up the challenge.

Now that the challenge is over, it’s back to short stories for May. I would also like to write some posts about my adventure writing the Camp NoNoWriMo project, since it was a pretty interesting month for me.

Lets have a great month ahead 🙂

Goals of Logical Dreams: March recap + April goals

Last month’s goal was simple: post something everyday.

 

I missed a few days, but other than that, March was a good month.

Next up is April. This year, I’m joining Camp NaNoWriMo for the first time. Unlike NaNoWriMo, I set my own goals for the camp. This is what I’m thinking of doing.

‘No plot, no problem’ will be my motto next month. I’ll write one continuous story, roughly 500 a day, without any specific plot in mind. Something like Mission Gone Wrong.

I’ll be posting the project here as I write them. Nothing’s set in stone, so feel free to throw out suggestions in the comments.

Goals of Logical Dreams: February recap + March goals

Last month, I aimed to make Logical Dreams easier to navigate by making their genre searchable. I managed to do it. Barely. I’ve forgotten some of the things I’ve written in the past, and I have a lot of little stories that don’t really belong to any genre, so I have a lot of ‘general’ stories.

This month, I’m going back to basics with my old goal: post something every day.

Thank you for visiting. Please look forward to this month’s stories.

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