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The chronicles of a fledging blog growing into its own.

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’.

Goals of Logical Dreams: October goals progress check + November goals

For October, I had three goals:

  1. Post something everyday
  2. Write a multi-chapter story
  3. Respond to an award nomination.

Here’s how that went.

  1. I posted on most days, though some days I was so late it turned into two posts in a day.
  2. Mission Gone Wrong lasted a lot longer than I expected, and was more fun than I thought it would be.
  3. The nomination happened so long ago my notification history doesn’t even go back so far T.T

So, 2/3. Good enough for me. Time for the next month.

November, which is also National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). As of this writing, I’m still kinda maybe going to go for it. Reason being that it completely slipped my mind until I saw it a few days ago, and writing 50k in 30 days will be tough when I haven’t planned things out.

But I haven’t tried NaNoWriMo for years, so I’ll give it a shot. No guarantees that I’ll actually hit 50k, but even 10k would be 10k more than if I didn’t try.

What does that mean for Logical Dreams?

I would still like to post regularly, but seeing that I’ll be directing most of my focus to one long project, the posts I make in November would likely be notes on what I’m doing throughout the month, excerpts of what I’ve written, and possibly some older stories I’ve been hoarding. It would be different from the previous months, but hopefully a good different.

On a side note: anyone else participating in NaNoWriMo this year?

Goals of Logical Dreams: September goals progress check + October goals

My goal for September was to post something new every day.

I missed a day here and there, but did manage to get something up almost every day. So September was great.

Now it’s October. New month, new goals.

I still want to aim to post something new every day, but I would also like to write another multi-chapter story.

I would also like to respond to that award that I got ages ago.

Thanks for visiting Logical Dreams. Feel free to leave any comments if you wish.

Enjoy your day 🙂

Goals of Logical Dreams: August goals progress check + September goals

In August, I had only one goal.

Write a story for all the prompts in this list.

31 days to write 30 stories. I barely made it. Some are better than others, but I’m pretty happy with what I ended up creating. Do check them out.

 

For September, the goal is to post something every day. I was hoping to use WordPress’ daily prompts to get me started, but it’s night now, and I suspect the people in charge of posting these prompts haven’t even started their day. Different time zones. What do?

So yeah. Something new every day. Here’s post number one, and we’ll check back in a month to see how the rest of September goes.

August 30 prompts masterlist

Here’s a list of the prompts I’ll tackle in August.

Note: Pairs marked with * means you should read the first story in the pair first.

  1. *destroy (Hands of Destruction) – create (Destroy to Create)
  2. local (The Locals) – foreigner (The Foreigners)
  3. high (Fear) – low (Desire)
  4. *forgotten (Left Behind) – remembered (Missing Child)
  5. attack (Offense is the Best Defense) – defend (Last Ones Standing)
  6. *special (Special Talent)- ordinary (Burn it with Fire)
  7. *intentional (To Catch a Superhero) – accidental (Not Him)
  8. *last (The Last Piece) – first (Full Attention)
  9. *protector (The Brother) – protected (The Sister)
  10. many (Boss Raid) – one (That One Boss)
  11. *close (Talking to a Door) – open (An Offer Taken)
  12. *start (One Thought) – stop (One Word)
  13. minor (The Vice-Captain’s Injury) – major (The Captain’s Injury)
  14. whole (Giving His All) – fragment (Hearing It All)
  15. *boring (Late Night Thoughts) – interesting (Friendly Musings)
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