Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Plan for November

This November will be different than the last two since I returned to playing.  In both 2011 and 2012 I (more or less) took the better part of a month off.  In 2011 it was December.  Last year it was November.  Granted, in both of those months I had some activity, but it was minimal compared with how much I had been playing.

My intent with the time off both years was to give myself a bit of a break and to spend more time studying with the intention of solidifying the results of the prior year.

This year I have no intention of taking a month off.  In fact, I might look to play a bit more.

With that in mind, I give you the plan for November, and it's the simplest plan to date:

Have Fun

Yep, that's it.  Have fun.  Read what I want to read, study what I want to study, and just enjoy myself.

I think that the monthly plans I have devised, while they had a good intent behind them, haven't served me all that well.  If for no other reason than I typically do what I want to do and ignore the things I don't want to do.

So this month I'm just opening the floodgates.  Let's just kick back and have ourselves a good time.

I do want to reach my goal of 1800 by years end.  It's well within reach since I'm essentially one OK result away (just hit a new peak of 1786) so I just need to focus on being consistent with my results and I should make it.

If I do, then I'll work on the next goal.  If I don't then I'll work on a new timeline for this one.

So with that in mind, I'm ready to get this month started!


  1. Just read you try to get master. An that as an adult. Hard job!
    Many of us dont improve at all. Well after such a long interim you should be able to gains some points! Good luck

  2. One man gathers what another man spills...so let's hope they're spilling rating points!