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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.

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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.

Goals of Logical Dreams: January recap + February goals

The first month of the new year flew so quickly. I feel like I didn’t do much.

The main goal for January was to create a map to make my stories easier to navigate. I couldn’t figure out how to make a sticky post, so I created a new page: Fiction Navigation.

I also wanted to post everyday, but did very poorly, especially towards the end of the month. Hopefully February will see more updates.

For February, I also want to edit my previous stories so that all of them have a genre that is searchable through the, search engine. That should make it easier to find stories you actually want to read.

Goals of Logical Dreams: December recap + January goals

It’s a new year. Most people would be making their lists of new year resolutions. I’ll probably start on that eventually, but that doesn’t really work for me. I can’t even remember what I put down last year XP

So it’s a brand new year, but I’m still continuing with my usual monthly goals, since I’m more likely to remember something I decided on one month ago than one year ago.

First, a review of last month.

I didn’t really set much of a goal during December, since I had just finished NaNoWriMo the month before. I was both resting from the mad dash to 50k words and getting back into the habit of posting on Logical Dreams. I posted almost every day in December, so December wasn’t super amazing, but it was not bad.

Now, January, the first month of 2017.

Including this post, I would have 270 posts on this blog, which is actually quite a lot for someone who’s visiting the blog for the first time. 161 of those posts are stories, many of which are connected to each other. I haven’t really navigated my blog myself to read through these stories, but I can imagine it gets pretty overwhelming pretty quickly.

So, for January, alongside the usual ‘post something every day’, I want to make some sort of navigation guide to organise these stories better. I’ll also try adding genre and stuff so people can better search for stories according to their mood.

I hope this works.

Happy new year everyone 🙂

Goals of Logical Dreams: November recap + December goals

Last month, I and plenty of writers around the world tackled the NaNoWriMo challenge to write 50k words in 30 days (basically writing 1 assignment a day every day for one month. Thanks little sis for pointing that out to me).

I did it 🙂

It was a mad dash for that 50k, especially during the second half of the month. The blog posts stopped during that time too, because it was basically the same thing every day (wrote X words, still behind) and by the time I was done writing I just wanted to sleep.

But it was a good experience.

For December, it’s time to get back into regular posting. The goal would be the simple ‘one post a day’.

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