So I have decided that this year I will try to find whatever opportunity I can each month to work on my craft. Not that I won't do other things, of course; I still have to eat, sleep, go to work, etc., and I have other interests and hobbies. But I am going to try to work on my craft as much as I can.
Toward this end, I have consulted that link to NaNoWriMo-style events I linked to before and I am starting to form a tentative schedule of which ones I'll do. Here's what I have:
January 2013: Janowrimo (in progress), Choose-Your-Own-Novel Month (entered but not started)
February 2013: February Album Writing Month, will likely write an album for my character Rachelle's band. Will probably also spend this month (and some of January) re-typing-up Darkly Bound. Oh and also I am thinking of doing NaBloPoMo (or is it NaPoBloMo?...anyway, it's National Blog Posting Month) in February with my Doctor Who episode analysis blog TARDIS Thoughts.
March 2013: NaNoEdMo (National Novel Editing Month) with Darkly Bound.
April 2013: Possibly April Fools and the April session of Camp NaNoWriMo; definitely NaPoWriMo (as mentioned before)
May 2013: Undetermined.
June 2013: Undetermined
July 2013: May be a break month due to a family vacation in Hawaii. Or I might do the July session of Camp NaNoWriMo.
August 2013: Possibly AugNoWriMo.
September 2013: Possibly SeptNoWriMo; definitely prep for NaNoWriMo.
October 2013: GothNoWriMo (maybe). Prep for NaNoWriMo.
November 2013: NaNoWriMo and maybe NaPlWriMo (National Play Writing Month), though that might be too much.
December 2013: The Plot Whisperer, where you refine the plot of your novel (maybe).
There are also non-month specific challenges, like 750 Words and SciFiWriMo. NaBloPoMo is also non-month-specific, but I want to get things moving on TARDIS Thoughts with the new eps coming in April. Basically, the only one I'm not doing is WriYe, technically, because it's too late to start that.