Category Archives: Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans: September 2016

September plans:

  • Write 750 words/day, most days; write ALL THE WORDS during 3Day Novel.
  • Projects: Undertow for 3Day Novel, maybe/maybe not continue that after.
  • Write fragments. Post anything fit for human consumption.

Life-related nonsense:

  • Hair: psycho blonde,* considering blue/grey or some combination thereof but the final decision will depend on where I end up getting a job.
  • Still looking for a new job—and getting slightly desperate because
    • We found a new living space.**
  • Fallen behind on classes in that I am waiting until nearly the last day to do my coursework and then staying up until 4am to get most of it done, followed by a self-imposed deathmarch on not nearly enough sleep to finish the rest the next day before it’s past due.


*That is a Colony 5 reference no one is going to get.
**I’m scared to be moving with very little savings and no safety net to speak of but with the alternatives being stay here for another winter and/or try to delay until the perfect time (that will never happen), I think we can make this work.

Best Laid Plans: August 2016

August plans:

  • Write 750 words/day, most days (something/anything).
  • Projects: Something-something vampires? Maybe?
  • Write fragments. Post anything fit for human consumption.

Life-related nonsense:

  • Hair: currently lavender, on the way to platinum blonde.*
  • Looking for a new job.
  • Found a car.
  • Looking for a new living space.
  • Classes start August 22.


*Adulting like a real grown-up.

Best Laid Plans: July 2016

(Yes, I’m back to this nonsense again.)

July plans:

  • 500 words/day, most of the remaining 15 days of the month.
  • Project: something/anything.
  • Fragments.* Also something/anything.

Life-related nonsense:

  • Pink hair (ask me if I care**).
  • Looking for a new living space; nothing urgent but I want to find something else soon, definitely before another winter.
  • Signed up for online school, approved for student loans, classes start in August.***

*Because fuckyeah fragments.
***I am so fucking scared I’ll fuck it all up again and be damned to call center hell forever—now with new Incapacitating Student Loan Debt™!

Best Laid Plans: November 2015

I’m officially not participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time in 9 years(?)* and I still don’t know quite how I fee about that. Instead I’ll be taking a shot at Project: Fail Better 2: The Fail Bettering.

November plans:

  • 350 words per day minimum, most days; 60,000 words over the next 2 months devoted to a novel.
  • Project: Death Drive.
  • Other Project: Fail Better updates.
    • Work-in-progress fragments may be included.

Life-related nonsense:

  • Nothing of consequence.

Other nonsense:

  • See life-related nonsense.
  • Thank fuck.


*As opposed to unofficially not participating, which is how it always seems to go after the initial momentum wears off.

Best Laid Plans: September 2015

I think that’s quite enough fucking off and doing nothing. Time to get back to trying to be serious about writing again.*

September plans:

  • Write 350 words per day, most days (something/anything).
  • Project(s): UndertowLost Loves + Little Deaths.
  • Write fragments weekly. Post anything that isn’t fucking awful.

Life-related nonsense:

  • Got a haircut.
    • Every time I get a haircut, the floor under the cutting chair looks like someone brutally slaughtered a Muppet. I love it.
  • Bought several new albums.
  • Am attempting to read more analog books.
    • I used to read so much and I don’t know what happened.
    • I blame the internet.
    • Or maybe my new(ish) phone.

Other nonsense:

  • Yearly birthday angst post will be up in ~3 days. START THE COUNTDOWN. :D


*All credit on this goes to a friend who sat and listened one night while I tangented for far too long about a few ideas I’ve been neglecting for years and reminded me that I like/miss writing.