Because I don’t want to FORGET, the winner of my Blog Tour De Force gift pack is
Tara, who said “My first love taught me that it didn’t have to be forever after (I never thought it would be) to be real love. And that a valued friendship in a relationship goes a long way.”
Congratulations Tara, you’ve just won a free copy of Forsaken By Shadow, a 2011 UFC calendar, and a character named after you in my next Mirus novel!
And now for the ROW80 check in.
I’ve decided to modify my goal. My original goal was to write 750 words a day. Looking at my productivity last month, I wrote 21 days out of 31 at an average of 695 words per day. Considering I was traveling for part of it, getting back into the swing of work, etc., I’m not unhappy with that. I’m content with the 750 words a day, but I’m going to give myself the weekends off. If I write then, great, but if I don’t, no big. I just find it really hard to write on weekends.
- Sunday: 365
- Monday: 798
- Tuesday: 938
Which averages out to 700 or so a day. A little below where I want, but I’m okay with that.
I’ve been working on my anthology short story this week. I’m on a deadline for that, so it’s what I have to focus on just now. I’m a bit over halfway and hope to have it finished (first draft) by Monday.
As an addition to my goal, over the next week
I’d like to get a finalized outline for this adaptation I’m doing of that partial novel I wrote last year. Nope. Woke up in the middle of the night and did this. It’s going to wind up another novella rather than a short story.
Yay Tara! 🙂
Kait, it sounds like you had a productive week. And you just love to mark things off a list, don’t you? 😉
Almost as much as I love chocolate. 😀
Weekends off! Imagine that. The new project sounds really good.
I’m with you, I need a couple days off!! Makes my writing feel more fresh when I get back into it.
Weekends off – good for you. I discovered if I take the time off, then I start finding reasons to take other days off and then…. So, working on writing every day and if I miss a day here or there, no biggie.
I’ve been letting myself have days off too – I’m finding that I’m more eager to get back to writing once I’ve had a couple of days off because I tend to mull over things in the meantime.
Did Susan teach you how to read my mind? I was just talking to my wife about taking weekends off to have more time to spend with her and give my brain a rest. I think it’s an awesome idea, especially with the multiple projects (Besides writing) you’re always working on.
Great update -you are rolling right along – it’s lovely to hear about successess like this! I enjoy checking in with your blog, and will have to find a way to start e-reading – I like the sound of your work :-).
Keep up the good work, it’s fun to read such up-beat posts!