Things are looking good this week! I am happy with my progress so far, which as of today is:
- Writing 1500 words a day--check
- Activity--two days so far! Woot! Won't likely get to it today, but that's okay-I can still make the 5 day a week goal.
- Blogging-work in progress. This goal is more about doing a non-ROW80 blog once a week. I'm shooting to get something out sometime in the next day or two. I won't stick to the same topics every week--it could be anything from tv to music to books to teaching to humorous stuff found around the interwebs. Bottom line is, I want to have fun writing about it and for it not to seem like a chore.
- Twitter and Tweeting--check and check! I am getting better at this, I think. I hope. The 2 pm word sprints are a definite help!
My WIP, which is my unfinished NaNo story, is coming along great with the help of Lauren's 2pm word sprints! I even have found time to edit the first part of it in the evenings. I've made several changes, additions and deletions to the outline and the WIP itself, but so far I am happy with them all and really like the direction this is moving in. I feel like the story and the characters have started to have a mind of their own and are leading me on twists and turns I hadn't even thought about when I was outlining!
In yesterday's word sprint I also made a huge decision about who the bad guy is. I've kept many of the characters mysterious, each having their own set of secrets and I thought I had decided on who the baddie would be. But something clicked as I wrote in the word sprint on Tuesday that made me finally decide. It changes A LOT of what is to come in terms of motive and I have to add a few scenes to my outline...but I think it makes it more fun, less predictable, and it just feels right. Listening to my inner voice as I write has been something I've been working on since the start of ROW80, and it's finally starting to click. I can't wait to see where this leads for the rest of my characters!
I am also working on a short story which I'm in no rush to finish--just kind of taking my time there and being lazy. I'm not putting pressure on myself to get something done, or out there. I'm just going to write and relax for a while.
Lastly, I am adding at least one reading challenge to my goals. In catching up on blog reading the other day, I found Tia's post about the Stephen King Project and I literally squealed with delight. I love Stephen King and this is the perfect excuse to read more of his books. So a big thank you to Tia and to the Stephen King Project! Now I just have to choose how many books to read and which to read first. Decisions, decisions...
Hope all of you are doing well on your goals this week. See you on Twitter, during the afternoon wordsprints, and/or for Sunday's update!