Last time I defined my goals as being between 500 and 2,000 words each day. Since then, I’ve had several good days, a couple of great days, and a couple of just ok days.
I’m happy with that.
My biggest issue (something I’m learning about myself) is I have a bad tendency to want to have everything in the periphery all neatly tied up and finished before I get to my WIP. So there were several days where I wrote blog posts and unrelated shorts instead of making progress on the WIP. I need to fix that, and make sure that words get added even if the laundry isn’t done and the blog posts aren’t scheduled.
Something new I’m trying, and it’s a bit of a risk, is to write a fictional blog that goes with the WIP. The idea is that readers can look at the blog and have an enhanced idea of who these characters are. I’m enjoying it, and although it is extra work (I had to create accounts for all 5 Sojourner main characters) I think it will pay off in the long run. I just need to make sure that I get the books finished in a reasonable amount of time, so that by the time the stories are in the hands of the readers, the blog is only a couple of years old at the most.
I hope all the other ROWers had a good week too!
Having trouble thinking up a relevant comment to leave? Let me prompt you! Forget about saying something profound or meaningful. Just tell me what your favorite month of the year is.
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I’m bad about doing the chores before the writing, but when I get down to actual writing, I enjoy it much more. I really should just ignore the chores 😉 (and I’m writing at work on my lunchtimes, reminding myself that I really don’t need that extra time on the internet.)
The thing is, I really DO feel better and write better when the other stuff is done. The problem is, the “other stuff” is neverending.