The second month of my writing habit development program has ended, and the results have been mixed. Here goes:
On a positive note, I wrote every single day. That, after all, is the primary goal, so I am happy. I know there were several days when I only wrote because I had made that commitment to myself. It would have been so much easier to read a book or play a game or do nothing at all. But I forced myself to open up the computer and write. And I am glad I did. It has been a long time since I can say I have written every day for what is not two months.
My other goals for the month were:
- write 2000 words every day
- finish second draft of the second book
- get third book up from it’s current 3000 words to 30,000
- continue to develop the blog for the books
Here I was not so successful. While I wrote every day, I only made 2000 words once. Most days I didn’t even make 1000 words! In part I think that is due to the fact that I am early into the third book, and the story isn’t flowing like I would like it to be yet. I know writing is the way to get the story flowing, but I haven’t been as successful with that as I would have liked. As a result, I am nowhere near 30,000 words on the third book. But I have almost tripled its length. And the story is starting to come together more in my mind, so hopefully this next month will be better.
I finished the second draft of the second book, and I am very pleased with how it is going. For the time being, I have kind of put it aside, but I may get back to it before this next month is over. I added almost 5000 words to it last month.
I have added to the blog for these books, too. There is still more that could be done and I hope to work on it more this next month, too.
So now the question is what will my goals be for this next month. This is what I am thinking:
- write 1000 words every day
- get third book up from it’s current 8900 words to 35,000
That sounds pretty lame even to me, but I think these are more realistic goals for me than last month’s were. Let’s see if I am right!