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It’s Done!

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There were some days I wasn’t sure I’d say that. I mean logically you know if you keep writing the day has to come but for the last little while it has felt like the most daunting thing.
In fact until the day I actually finished I was thinking of another couple of scenes, until I ditched them after realising they really weren’t necessary.
So what next?
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Well for me that means putting it all into my computer. See I am one of those strange creatures who has to do their initial copy as pen to paper. I just somehow work better that way. So really once it’s on the computer I’ve done my first edit, having played with a few things, discarded others and made some little changes. I don’t know that I would ever say it’s better though. Once I’ve gotten to this stage I then have to be brutal, bits need cutting, other scenes need extending, details need clarity and in some cases yes characters now need to be given names because **** is no longer acceptable.
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Still I very much feel as though I have accomplished something because the whole story is now there, sure it’s really rough but it’s there, a beginning, middle and end.
Of course as I’ve been working through this the project has developed into three books. I never wanted 3 because it felt so cliched but what are you going to do, the story works well in three acts it’s balanced that way. Now I will be getting my last 50 pages down and meanwhile the rest of the story is circling around in my mind waiting for it’s turn to be let loose.
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Oh Yeah Baby!

So here it goes.
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I’ve hit 20000+ words in my manuscript.
That might be all in fact.

No not true. I have some real motivation at the moment. Even managing to get some stuff down before going to work before it gets light.
The other thing is, I’ve had a major breakthrough with the plot. See that’s the thing with being a writer who doesn’t plan, you don’t always know how you’re going to get to the end.
I love it when my characters surprise me. I also love it when you thing you know how the story is going to go and something happens, the muse sings, the lightbulb goes off and all of a sudden it’s like, “oh yeah that’ll work!”
It really is a testament to continuing to indulge in other people’s work, fiction, non, blogs, whatever format. You never know what will trigger your epiphany.

WooHoo

Alright, here I am, where I wanted to be. On the brink of a week filled with writing.

Now you know (or maybe that should be I know) that there are going to be loads of things that will try to infringe on my time. In an effort to head this off at the pass I set myself a couple of goals for this weekend. Firstly I needed to finish our taxes, not necessarily a big task just a damn fiddly one and its those fiddly things that take so much time. Regardless I can tick that off my list. I also needed to post on my blogs. I mean in all honesty there is nothing to say I have to post but it’s my own determination that sets this goal for me. So here I am two down one to go. (Well almost two down.)

I am very much looking forward to this week. How productive this turns out to be is yet to be seen but at the moment I have some high hopes, maybe more like realistic expectations. I hope to get 20,000 words down between now and my next post. That works out to less than 5000 words a day, lets just hope I don’t get too distracted by other things.

Oh crap I realise I just set myself a target. I’m not sure how realistic this target is. On the upside last time I set myself a target for my writing (NaNo) I actually achieved it. Well then I guess I can do this.

No no guessing about it, I will do this.

I suppose this means you are my accountability people. You will keep me to my goal.