Writing on Wednesday is a way to keep this particular writer on track (I hope!). These are weekly posts/updates where I will share something from the past week of writing with the readers of this blog. Sometimes it might be something I’ve learned, found useful, or a bit of my own writing and ideas. I hope this will be a time of sharing, encouragement, and accountability. Join me in setting some writing goals to finish that project and celebrate each success.
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This summer seems to be moving so quickly. I’ve made good progress on the beginning of stages on plotting this new novel, but perhaps I have not made progress as quickly as I like. Last week, I set out new goals since my original goal was met for the month. I’m keeping my new goals, but I’m changing the dates by a week.
It is taking me a bit longer to make the progress on this story that I had initially hoped for. I work best within an organized framework, and while I’m planning this novel, I’m also creating that same structure that I can use over and over again for future projects. I also want to be able to update this same framework in the future as I learn new thechniques or learn more about my own process. Unfortunately, this takes a lot of time away from when I could be actively working on this new story. But the good news is, I only need to do it once.
My Writing Goals for the Month of July:
By the end of the month, I would like to:
By July 12: Finish writing the final 12 scenes of my rough draft.
July 15July 22: Have my character sketches completed.
July 22July 29: Have an outline in place.
There are so many benefits to writing and often, we don’t think of what they are unless we are, well, a writer. I’m horrible about getting into and sticking with habits, but someday, I hope to have and maintain a habit of journaling. That’s the type of writing this artcile focuses on, but I think it is still relevant.
What are your writing goals for the month?