Hooray! We got the creative writing silver badge on Helium! To my surprise and delight, it came a lot faster than I expected. Although I really did work for it. What I am thrilled about is the fact that I got it by getting past the 85 percentile for my work and not because I managed to write the minimum number of articles to qualify for silver.
It is November, and Nanowrimo has begun again. Unfortunately, I’ll be sitting this one out again. I did try this a few years back just before Gavin was born but never managed to meet the challenge. This is probably one of those future goals I may eventually get around to when Gareth is old enough to go to school and I have enough time to myself to sit down and solidly write something.
Right now there aren’t too many days left before I deliver. If the doctor decides I should go for an early induction, I will have even less time to achieve my November goals. It may also be a while before I get back into the swing of things after the delivery so it may get pretty quiet around here.
Nevertheless, it is still important to press on and set targets while I still can. So here are my goals for November:
1. Write at least 30 non-creative writing articles.
2. Get the Creative Writing Gold Badge.
3. Win a Marketplace article – well, it would be nice to have this so I can have another badge on my profile, but somehow the urgency to get it isn’t quite as strong as before.
4. Finish my first writing task for the Writer’s Bureau Course.