Ending and Continuing…

I can’t believe we’re at the end of Round 3.  Round 3! One more round to go this year.

I’ve been plugging away trying to keep on top of my goals.  My goals at the beginning of this round were:

1. To write 1,800 words per day.  This was modified twice and is now 2,000 words for 25 days per month.  The end result is the same: to complete 50,000 words in a month. 

2. To write 5 pages a day of my script on my scheduled writing days (of which there are four of these days every week).

3.  On the paranormal revision (1st Draft): complete a read-through, editing, taking notes and making changes.

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I’m still plugging away at the first goal. I haven’t reached the point of consistency yet but I hope to get there soon.  I’m relying heavily on wordsprints to get to that 2,000 word count.
There has been nothing accomplished on the second and third goals (boo!), I’ve been so focused on trying to accomplish the first goal and be consistent with it.  There’s just not enough time in a day!
However, one unexpected goal was accomplished:  I completed the draft of my amateur cozy mystery (yay!) and it has now entered the realm of revision.   I am about 6 pages into it and hope to complete it within the next month. Another goal to add for Round 4.

 

All in all, it’s been a productive round with a huge push on writing (i.e. CampNanoWriMo, daily wordsprints) and my next steps would be to get the daily word count consistent and get to work going through two revisions.

 

We’ll see what the future brings.  Onto Round 4!  See you there!

 

Modification…

In my last post, I modified one of my goals for this round: 3,000 words for 20 days per month.

Of course, I am finding it challenging to reach that 3,000 word mark.  Even though it’s only been a week, I am considering modifying this goal and possibly bring it down to 2,000 words per day.  As much as I think I can do 3,000 words in a day, 2,000 words seems easily attainable.

I’ve been relying on wordsprints – a few of them per day – to help reach that 3,000 goal but I know that on average I get to do two wordsprints per day because of my schedule.  I complete on average 1,000 words during an hour long wordsprint so it kind of makes sense to bring down the daily word count to 2,000 words per day.

So new goal (and I’m hoping I’m not being fickle here): 2,000 words per day for 25 days per month.  Though this round is almost over, I thought this could be a goal I could carry into the next round.

I began my revision of the amateur cozy mystery.  5 pages.  Well, at least it’s a start.

Wishing all you ROW80ers a fabulous homestretch!

Time’s Flying…

Wow.  Just looking over this writing blog and noticed I haven’t posted any updates since August 22nd.  It just shows me how much time is flying and how life is busy.

I’m still with ya, ROW80ers and I’m still writing.  I decided to modify one of my goals for this round.  The original goal was 1,800 words per day, every day of the month.  I believe I’m going to aim for 3,000 words per day for 20 days out of a 30/31 day month. Sounds more complicated?  Not really.  The end result will be the same — approximately 55,000-60,000 words per month.

I realize that trying to put down words daily can be tricky for me at times, especially during those times when I have other responsibilities or deadlines looming (i.e. book reviews, school activities, etc.).  So if I hit 3,000 words on the days I do write, it will make up for the days I’ve missed and hopefully lead me to the same end goal.

I still need to work on my paranormal revision.  Still haven’t put my hands on it and would like to before this round ends.  And now I have an addition revision – the amateur cozy – that I have just completed.  Work, work and more work.  But I’m excited.

Can’t believe we’re coming into the final homestretch of Round 3.  Talk about time flying!

Wishing all you ROW 80ers a great week!