When I last checked in I was down to two scenes left to write (or rewrite) in Chaos Calling.
My current goals are:
-Get up at 5 three days a week, walk the dog and write before the kids get up.
-Write 5,000 words of new fiction each week.
-Finish the first draft of Chaos Calling, have it printed, and complete paper edits by mid-February.
I’ve rocked it so far since Sunday. With sick kids/husband, I had to sneak out to a restaurant on Sunday evening for happy hour to get my writing done. Tough life, huh? 🙂 Wrote 1,100 words in between beers and snacks. It was super.
Monday was a holiday, but I still did the “rise and write” routine. Then my parents took the kids for a few hours in the middle of the day, and I was able to really tackle the novel, with a quiet house. Something wasn’t working at the end, and I think that’s why finishing this novel has taken me so long…but it took getting all of the rough stuff down on the page before I could tell what was wrong and how to fix it. Oh, bother! I went from needing to complete two scenes, through slight rewrites of three other scenes, and ended up Monday with 1,200 new words written. However, I finished the day needing to complete three scenes. Argh! But it’s more progress than it seems, because it means this draft will actually be clean — no major rewrites facing me as I head into editing. That’s a coup. Seriously. And I’ll take it. 🙂
Today I’m staying home with sick kids (again). I did the “rise and write” thing, and got in 700 words before I had to crack my work laptop and get the minimum editing tasks accomplished for those folks. I only need one to two hundred more words on the current scene, and then I’ll be back to two scenes to complete…where I started the week.
Being 3,000 into my weekly 5,000 goal feels great, though. And I’ve already done my “rise and write” two out of three times. YES! 🙂
How are you doing with your writing (and/or life) goals as the new year continues? Did you know we’re through 6% of 2014 already? lol