At the beginning of summer, I shared my goals for the summer. This is how they turned out.
I did this! I finished the second draft on Saturday. (I just now realized I said ‘first’ instead of ‘second’ and I was like “that explains the comments on my first my first draft…”)
Finish my WIP (and come up with a title for it)
I wrote like three chapters, and I absolutely hated it. I knew this wasn’t the novel I wanted to write.
Blog More Often
I’d like to say I sort of did this. When I made these goals, I didn’t know how busy and stressed I was this summer.
Finish the 100 for 100
I did not finish. With camps and finding time to write, I got out on week 4. However, I did get out on 60k words, mostly for my novel (which I seem to have edited down to 35k?).
Grow as a Writer
For sure. I wrote a novel in three weeks and and actually finished and edited. I’d say that’s improvement. My past novels I didn’t finish, and the one I did finish took me three months to write.
I’m changing my goals. I make them smaller and plan for what I know I have time for. I use Wunderlist, and whenever you complete something on your list, there’s a cheery little ding. I like that ding, and when I hear it I feel accomplished. So, when I’m working, I think of that to pull me through, weird as it sounds.
Every week, I’m going to write down my goals for each day, however I have some overall goals.
My September Goals:
Micro Edit my Synopsis
Read and Make Notes on my Novel
Get to Draft Three on my Novel
Blog Once a Week
Hayley @ Flourishing by Restful Falls is doing a blogging series, and one of the posts was to stop worrying about not posting and try only going for one post a week so you’re putting your best work into it.