My New Goal: ROW80 -What’s it all About? (Updated)
Thursday’s Topical Tête-à-Tête: I had another idea for today’s post; something-meaty to discuss (copyright), unfortunately I have been feeling a little poorly therefore I have decided to talk about my personal writing goal instead. I have just set it today; in effect, it is my own topical tête- à -tête –however, I sense there are a few writers out there who may also share my enthusiasm. So what is it I hear you ask. Well…I found out about this challenge via Sonia G. Medeiros‘ blog. It piqued my interest so now I am taking part in ROW80 (Round of Words in 80 Days)! It’s a personal challenge (yep I know, another challenge -but it’s of a different kind) this is for writers to stay motivated and reach their writing goals (and boy do I need one of those!). All who takes part actively shares their progress and encourages fellow writers to keep to their goals. Wow! Wow! Wow! This is something definitely worth taking part in! Essentially, the aim is to set manageable goals for yourself for the next 80 days. For more in-depth details check out the ROW80 website.
(As always there is a pdf document at the bottom of the post for those who may find this a difficult read.)
For this little project (that’s what I’ll call it) I will start working on my current work-in-progress (current word count is 9856). I stopped working on it for a little while (due to commitments to the blog and also a wee bit of loss-of-enthusiasm), I mentioned this in a post I wrote a while back here I speak about how I had solved the issue of inconsistent history in my very first chapter! Needless to say, I lost heart and found salvage in my blog posts (even though I had worked out the problem!). I think amending chapters one, two and three freaked me out somewhat -yes a case of eak and double Eak! Now it is time to rise to the challenge set -I can do this -I really really can do this, I really really REALLY CAN do this! (Where’s the encouragement people?!!!) I take a brave step and an oath… I solemnly swear…etc…
Here are my writing goals (these may change/vary as I continue on with my life; if it does, I will let you know):
- I will rework the first three chapters (oooer feeling panicky already -guys step in at any moment).
- I will write a minimum of 500 words per five days a week -aiming for 27,500.00 words (take a deep breath (I did) -yep this is manageable).
- Each day I will set aside a 15-30 minute editing session, before I start my writing; reworking the previous day’s works (also a ploy to get myself back into the flow of things).
I have a busy two days ahead (Thursday and Friday) so I plan to start ROW80 (the project) on Saturday 9th July 2011. Please feel free to keep the motivation going -I plan to seek motivation on Twitter via #writegoal, #wordmongering and my fave #MyWANA! Join me! Oh and if you are a writer and want to take part, join us! It will be a lot of fun and the accomplishment will be just GREAT!
I believe I did not think things through properly; what with all the switching rooms (see details here); I really do not have enough time to sit down and work on my WIP. I have managed to make sense of my (now) bedroom and today (Sunday 10th July 2011) I aim to put some order to my new office/art space so I am not sure if I will be working on my WIP (if I do, I will be letting you all know on Twitter via #writegoal, #wordmongering and #MyWANA). Therefore, I think I should issue a new start date: Monday 11th July 2011 (I love the number 11 so I think that is a good omen); keep an eye out for my updates, I aim to post them through one of the following days: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays (depending how I feel). That is it for now; I will be back with my muse on Monday. Have a fab weekend!
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Pdf. document: My New Goal – ROW80 -What’s it all About
Pdf. document: My New Goal – ROW80 -What’s it all About (Update)