I did it, and with nearly a week to spare: I finished my 10 articles for Triond this month and will now reap the 20% they are offering. Here are the rest of the articles I published, in case you're interested:
Key Terms for Dance Equipment
Football Equipment Glossary
Simulation Software Glossary
The rest of the weekend was spent working as hard as I could. I bought some new things for myself so I needed to make up for what I spent, but I think it will be well worth the cost, because I pre-ordered the new red Wii. My excuse was that I hadn't bought a game system since the original Xbox (which I still use from time to time) and that Wii is great for exercise. The nephew has one, and I played last week with him. It made my arms sore for two days, so I know it's worth it just for that.
This week will be a little more mellow. I'm starting to prepare for nanowrimo. I have a very short outline of the story I want to write. I also have a schedule down that will permit me to get work done without sacrificing time for the novel. I may be up a at four in the morning every night, but I will win this year. I will!