Sunday, October 5, 2014

Your Fall Bucket List Blogtober2014

I've said it before on this blog, and I'll say it again: I'm great at making goals, but horrible at achieving them. Unfortunately, you can't change that by just not making goals anymore, because a life without goals or ambition is pretty dull, don't you think?

Today's Blogtober Prompt is called "Your Fall Bucket List," and I've got a couple of things that I really want to accomplish. Some are fall-related, and some are "Get-off-your-butt-and-do-something-dammit" related.
Henry, helping me carve my pumpkin in 2010
Firstly, the Fall:

  • Carve a Captain America Pumpkin for my front porch. Probably will end up being one like this, but how cool is this one?
  • Make a really basic Captain America costume for my work Halloween Party (Can you tell I love Cap?). Last year, I was Lucy van Pelt, and one of my coworkers was Charlie Brown, Hilarity ensued.

  • Make some fall-inspired recipes with different types of squash. I've got a buttercup squash that I need to use, and I've never had one before. Heard they're wonderful, though. We shall see.
  • Start cleaning out my closet, and organizing it into seasons. It'd be nice to have legit summer/winter clothes. 
Now, I also have some professional goals, as well. 
  • Find out as much as I can about freelancing, so I can build my side business of writing.
  • Finish my novel, and get it out to betas (I feel like right now, I'm just stuck in a place, being bogged down by word count. Ridiculous, but the book needs to get finished. 
  • Write a short story prequel to my novel to get to know other characters in the book.
I'd really like to finish all of this before Christmas. Or, even before Winter. It's a lot of work, but I'm totally up for it! Honestly, Blogtober has been great for getting me to sit down and write, which is what's required of a WRITER. ;-)

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Helene in Between Blogtober

What's on YOUR Fall Bucket List?


  1. Cleaning & organizing my closet is also that is on my to do list this month...usually i end up making space for new clothes, which is kind of an awesome thing, right?!
    I'd be curious about your short story. ;)
    Luchessa @

    1. I love finding new clothes when sorting old clothes. I'm hoping to post part of my current novel once it's actually finished. Good reason for me to finish it! :-)

  2. I've never cooked squash or pumpkin, I wouldn't know where to start! :/


    1. Pinterest. :-)
      But roasting is a great way to cook it.