I've been thinking a lot about schedules and goals lately. With a new month upon us yet again, it seems like a good time to chart out what I'll be doing during November. Isn't it strange to think that we really only have about one good month of "production" ahead of us for 2012? I know I can only speak for myself, but my best intentions when it comes to projects and goals over the holidays are usually derailed and I end up only getting the bare minimum accomplished. I have big hopes that this November will be focused and productive.
Here's what I have planned:
- Start work on an exciting, new radio production contract. The topic has everything you could ask for: a rich history, controversy, and plenty of voices available to represent both sides of the story.
- Work to finish the vast majority of written work for another contract that's been idling in the background for far too long.
- Return to part-time work for the day job on the 12th.
- Be a better blogger.
- Assist with deer processing, as necessary. If Andy does indeed get a deer over the next few weeks, I'm supposed to whisper two magic words in his ear as soon as he walks in the door: "Meat grinder." Yup, we still haven't figured out a fail proof system for grinding what can be 20+ lbs of sausage meat.
- Get further engrossed in Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy. A fellow blogger highly recommended the first book, A Discovery of Witches, last year and I finally got my hands on a copy last month during a trip to Half Price Books. Had I realized how much vampires figure into the plot, I probably wouldn't have bought it (I prefer witches, wizards, and dragons in my fantasy novels, not witches, wizards, and vampires, thank you very much), but I'm very glad I gave it a shot. I'm over halfway through the book now and am having a hard time putting it down. Unfortunately the second book in the trilogy, which came out this July, didn't exactly get stellar reviews. *sigh*
- Figure out what the heck we're doing for Thanksgiving. Andy and I have very different ideas about how this holiday is best celebrated, which is amusing since this is one of the most straight forward holidays around.
- Finish up the vast majority of Christmas knitting.
- Knit, knit, knit owl cozies for the Etsy shop. I mean, how cute would they be for a stocking stuffer?
What are you planning for the month ahead?