Current Status: Wrecked. Flat. Too exhausted for words.
Food Consumed: Nadda. Nuttin’. Zilch.
On The iPod: Lullaby; Sia
Word Count: Nadda. Nuttin’. Zilch.
My writing break didn’t go exactly to plan. I’m not coming back to the words refreshed. I’m not coming back to the words relaxed, full of energy, or raring to go. I’m coming back perhaps flatter and less enthused than I was before my break.
This has nothing to do with writing. Sometimes life throws you lemons – big lemons, super, ginormous lemons that squeeze their stinging, bitter juices all over you until you’re drowning in the stuff and can barely stay afloat, little own breathe. That was my weekend, and my time away from writing, in a nut shell.
But enough. I’m not gonna turn this post into a big whinge-fest about my sad little life. Every experience, no matter how negative, is also a positive because those experiences, the good and the bad, are what help us grow as a writer and as a person.
I’m not going to take the break further at this point. Although I’m not refreshed I still want to write. I have new ideas in my head that weren’t there last week – a plot for a new WIP that I’ve been struggling to make a neat concept for, fresh insights into the characters of my old WIP (Times of Bright), new scenes to add a bit more backstory to the tale, and a new goal.
I am going to share my goals with you, because if I do that I’m more likely to keep them. Not that I have any fear that I won’t keep them. My critique partner will certainly see to it that I do.
So, my goals are:-
1) I will finish the third draft of “Times of Bright” by September. I will. No joke.
2) I will write 5,000 words every week. If I happen to write more than that, it will be a bonus.
Simple, right? Well, almost. But I can do it, and I will. Now, time to open that word doc and get started!
What are your goals? Do you have a certain word count you want to meet per week or per day? Please share in the comments.