So…I didn’t do any actual (fiction) writing this week. The story I was working on, well, I still have no idea where that is going, so working on that is accomplishing nothing. Meanwhile, my re-telling of Camelot has been niggling at the back of my mind.
It’s been over two years since I came up with that idea for the capstone class for my undergraduate degree, but I kept thinking about it over the past month or so, and when I realized how dissatisfied I was with my current project, well, the switch seemed natural.
So, this week I pulled everything I had on the Camelot story and read through it. Some of my ideas came back to me. I did character sketches of the main five characters and outlined the first five scenes. I also came up with a working version of the Sentence—Holly Lisle’s one-sentence story outline technique—to keep me on-track. I’ll start actually writing this week.
I had another good writing week! Three days, two 10-minute sessions each day, for a little over 2,250 words.
I know that’s chump change to my old daily word counts, but I’m happy with the consistency.
I also outlined five scenes and completed two writing lessons, so I hit all my writing goals for the week!
I had a good writing week. I got all my words, but I changed my sessions just a bit to accommodate my schedule: three sessions on Tuesday, one after work on Wednesday, and two on Saturday.
I also outlined five scenes and did two writing lessons this week, so I hit all my writing goals!
I’ll admit I had grand plans for this week: two 1,250-word writing days, writing lessons completed, scenes outlined…
Well, some of that happened.
I did get about 1,500 words written. And Five scenes outlined (Thanks, friend, for the motivation on Tuesday!). Then my motivation got up and left on Thursday, in favor of prepping for my Friday road trip/Saturday trail race (it’s SPRING in Texas, yet the forecast calls for highs of 40, 100% chance of rain, chance of snow, and 20mph wind). Fun times.
That’s okay. It’s still progress.
Not only did I get in three writing days this week—a bit over my goal of 2,250 words—but I also finished up two lessons in HTWAN! So I hit both goals for the week!
Writing-wise, I’m still wandering, as I have only a bare idea of plot, but my goal for this week—in addition to word count—is to outline five scenes (sentence per scene), so I have some idea where I’m going. I know from experience that I wander when I don’t outline, so it’s time to correct that.
Words. No wandering.
This week was crazy busy. Seriously. But, I still got in two writing days!
About 1,500 words of fiction this week. (Ah…10,000-word days are such a fond/unbelievable memory now. Thank you, NaNo!). I also wrote five book reviews this week (three of those were written and scheduled on Thursday, before I left for my conference.)
For accountability purposes: in addition to three writing days this week (or 2,200 words), my goal is also to get two lessons done in HTWAN, because I am woefully behind.
How was everyone else’s writing this week?
Confession time: I think I only wrote about 600 words this week. Yep. Two 10-minute sessions and that’s it.
But…at least it’s writing. And I did do academic writing. Like…two decently long discussion board posts, and a 5-page paper that kind of made me want to bang my head on my desk. And three book reviews. So, at least there was writing.
Here’s to a better week.
Anyone else getting any writing done?
I got in two and a half writing sessions this week. I say “half” because I only did one 10-minute session Saturday before all my motivation gave up and wandered away.
Still, three solid writing days, and writing for 11 weeks in a row! I’m very happy about the accountability posting this weekly is giving me, which is quite motivational. (Maybe I should start posting my weekly workouts, too, lol.)
How has the writing been going for everyone else?
Ten weeks. I’ve done some writing every week for ten weeks!
That’s a huge victory for me. I used to write all the time, but the last six years have been sporadic at best. Writing fiction has become a habit again, along with writing articles for class and honing those skills.
At least 750 words three days this week, which is my goal. Yay!
I have written every week this year. That doesn’t sound like much, I know, but for someone who hasn’t written with any regularity for longer than a week or two in like six years, it’s major.
Only two writing days, but the words flowed well. Thursday, I got almost a thousand words in 20 minutes!