November is right around the corner: Christmas decorations are being displayed in stores and Halloween candy is on sale. As such, it was high time I got my Bullet Journal ready for the month of November!
As it has been a few months since I last showed you my planning for the month in my Bullet Journal, I thought it would be a good time to write a new Plan With Me. Thus, here’s the 3rd edition of Plan With Me: November 2018 in my Bullet Journal!
Plus, I decided to do something special this month: I decided to participate to NaNoWriMo. For those of you who don’t know what that is, I will explain it in more details further down. Basically, it’s a writing challenge that takes place in November. Wish me luck!
Without further ado, here’s my planning for the month of November 2018 in my Bullet Journal.
Since November is known for its gray and cold weather to everyone living in the northern hemisphere, I thought I would do a colorful theme for my monthly planning. For the month of October, I chose orange, of course, but for November, I chose the color purple.
On the left page, there’s my Monthly log with a column containing the days of the week with the dates. The other two empty columns are for me to write down my events, such as work shifts and personal appointments.
On the right-side page, there’s a section called “Notes” to write down what goes through my head when I need it, and to write down something I need to remember next month. Then, the “Playlist” space is to write down what songs of Podcasts I listened to this month. So, here’s my first page of my planning of the month:
Bills to pay and Instagram planning
The next page remained the same since the last edition of Plan With Me: June 2018, except for a few page aesthetics details. On the left-side page, I write down the bills I have to pay during the month, and on the right-side page, I plan out the pictures I want to post on Instagram during the month.
November weather calendar
Okay, I know the weather in November is not necessarily the nicest weather of the year, but since June, I have always done a weather calendar in my Bullet Journal, except for September, and I regretted not having done it. As such, the next page in my monthly planning is a weather calendar where I’m going to write down the weather every day during the month.
What is NaNoWriMo?
As I mentioned earlier in the post, I’ve decided to participate to NaNoWriMo this November. But what is NaNoWriMo?
NaNoWriMo stands for “National Novel Writing Month” and takes place every year, in November, since 1999. For writers, the goal is to write 50,000 words, which represents a first draft of a novel, in 30 days. Starting November 1st, participants from all over the world take on this challenge and write their novels, that is, until November 30th, at midnight.
NaNoWriMo.org is also a non-profit organization, which encourages writers, by collecting funds and donating to different programs about writing.
As I was saying earlier, I decided to participate to NaNoWriMo this year. In fact, it will not be my first time participating: last year, I discovered this challenge and wrote about 12,000 words of my novel. I sadly did not get to the goal of 50,000 words and “failed” the challenge.
This year, I decided to not quite do the challenge as it is. Indeed, I have decided to try and write 50,000 words during the month of November, but for my blog. That means I want to write blog post, new pages, post more on Social Media (for example: Instagram, but the hashtags will not count as words), my newsletter, etc.
Yes, in a way, I want to motivate myself to write a lot this month (you can expect many bonus articles), but I also want to satisfy my curiosity. I want to know, how much am I actually able to write in a month, when I really try? Or just, how much do I write in a month? We shall see…
My spreads for NaNoWriMo in my Bullet Journal
Back to my planning for the month of November in my Bullet Journal: you probably get by now that I have created spreads for NaNoWriMo.
The first page holds a sticker with a phrase I found fitting for this month, and decided to take it on as my motto: Success is not for the lazy. I honestly think my biggest enemy to accomplish this challenge will be my laziness.
The next page is to write down some goals for NaNoWriMo. I already wrote two, but I want to think about it some more and write a few more before the beginning of the month.
The word count tracker
My next page is to keep track of my word count. I will most certainly be writing almost everything on my laptop, and at the end of the day, I’m going to write down the total of the words in the table. The first column is the date, and the second, the amount of words I need to get to that day.
The last page in my monthly planning is to celebrate when a certain amount of words is reached. I have drawn 25 squares, and every time I will have written 2000 words, I will color in a square. I wanted to add a bit of color to track my progress.
That’s it for this edition of Plan With Me: November 2018 in my Bullet Journal!
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Have you ever participated? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time!
If you liked the pages I made in my Bullet Journal for the month of November, here are the tools and supplies I used to make them:
- Journal: Leuchtturm1917 A5 Dot Grid
- Sakura Pigma Micron pen, 02, 03, 05
- Tombow Mono drawing pen
- Faber Castell Pitt Artist pen
- Zebra Mildliners