Tom over at "Tom's Toy Soldiers" just posted an insightful editorial about how many of us approach blogging and the hobby in general with goals and deadlines. I admit to being guilty of this myself; beating myself up over missed deadlines and multiple scales.
That said, it does allow me to focus on why I blog:
1. To provide the motivation to reduce the lead mountain I have built for myself.
2. To maintain a record for myself of all the things I paint.
3. To share with other like-minded individuals.
So on to the post. Less than a month remains in 2014 and I had some goals that I wanted to meet. First and foremost I met my 6k point total in November, so I can rest assured that I made a dent in the pile for sure. Rather than beat myself over all of my goals I want to focus on what I want to finish in the short term.
For the goals that remain unfinished, here is what I hope to tackle this month.
28mm Crusaders - I have two more stands of mounted crossbow I want to finish for the year, and they are ready for basing
28mm Landsknecht - I have one more stand of mounted crossbow ready to paint, and I want to get at least two more stands of artillery done by years end.
6mm Duchy of Warsaw - Reinforcements arrived from Baccus last week. I need to complete 4 stand of Infantry and the Saxon division.
15mm Ikko Ikki - 4 stands down, 2 to go. Maybe.....
28mm Ayyubid/Saracens - All cavalry complete, two more stands of Spear to go.
28mm Samurai Skirmishers - I took advantage of the deep discount Wargames Factory offered on these for their Black Friday sale. I want to get enough done for 2 4pt Saga scale forces for when my Nephew's visit at the end of the month.
It seems so much more reasonable when I write it out like this...