Time for me to let you in on how I did this month.
For those of you (which might be many) out of the loop, every last Friday of the month, myself and 13 others on the Do You Have a Goal? blog hop gather around our computers and update on our goal’s progress.
Hosted by authors Misha Gericke
and Beth Fred
, the blog hop is open to one and all. All you do is click this link
, scroll down and submit your one big, crazy goal — even if you have more than one, choose one and stick to it!
For instance, my goal is to reach one million words in finished projects. Along the way I hope this large word count goal will teach me to edit, be more confident in what I produe, and get to know my own quirks as a writer and aspiring/pre-published author.
So far I’ve been sitting pretty at 191K (or 19%) out of the total 1 million. Not too bad. But one thing I learned this year is that it isn’t enough to finish a writing project. That if I want to make writing books my career than I gotta face the pages and self-edit!
I sat down this year and read my first finished novel, making slight edit notes. So far that book is shelved, with plans to re-work in the indeterminate future. More recently — as in a couple weeks ago — I picked up my second book, and fourth finished title, and re-read it. Again making minor edit notes, but setting it aside for my current WIP.
I’m 1K into this one, and no, I’m not entering NaNoWriMo this year. It’s just too much and I have my own personal reasons for not wanting to load my plate. On the other hand I want to get into the habit of writing daily, so I’m aiming for at least 500/day. Especially while writing my current project.
Even though I’m not entering NaNo officially, just like last year I plan to intend to blog with weekly updates on the writing front, and I also wish to attend more of my local write-ins. So that should be fun. 🙂
For all you NaNoers, best of luck. Keep your head up. Don’t let the fear of not reaching 50K stop you from writing even one sentence more. As a side note, check out this funny and adorably illustrated article about creative-types and the phobia associated with them!
Remember, more than ever carve out your own mark this year.
And Happy All Hallow’s Eve.