I’m not a fisherman but I’ve been reading the Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan, so I couldn’t help myself with the title=)
Anyway, speaking of goals…
I’ve wanted to finish writing my next book for awhile. As with most goals without deadlines, it’s been more of a dream than a goal. It’s got that stupid “someday” fixed to it.
My frustration spilled over until my husband noticed. Perhaps it was the full pot of coffee and the shaking hands or maybe it was the obsessive cleaning that clued him in. I don’t know. Whatever it was, he sat me down and we set a goal with a date: End of October. I’m about 50K words into Dryad (that’s the working title) and the end of October should be doable.
Now for the second part of my frustration. I am finding my leaky sieve of a brain struggles to hold all the details from a novel length story while I’m working on other writing. So until the end of October, I’m taking a short break from writing adventures. However, I love the blogging sphere and don’t want to lose touch with everyone so my other goal is to put on a imaginary blogging backpack (it’s green and purple just in case you were wondering) and head out to find more awesomeness in the blogging world.
I’ll be sure to share the treasures I find. Watch out blogosphere, here I come=)
10 thoughts on “Reeling In A Goal”
Good for you! I think the fall season helps clue a lot of writers into hunkering down and getting the words out. I’m going to participate in NaNoWriMo with the intent to get some power writing sessions done. Any new words are good words because they’re better than no words at all. Keep it up, Lady!
Good luck, Jess! You’re so right, just getting the words out is so much better than writing nothing at all.
I knew it would be green and purple, btw.
GOOD LUCK JENNIFER!!! You can do it!!! I love your working title, too. Very cool.
Thanks, Beth=) I’m about 16,000 words farther, so I’m slowly making progress! It feels good to focus on the same piece for awhile.
Good luck! I’m sad that I’m returning to find you’re taking a break, but I hope you reach your goal!
It’s good to ‘see’ you again! Hope all is going well for you=) Although I’m not writing on my blog, I’m still visiting other’s, so I’ll definitely stop by your blog as you get back to it=)
Sometimes I think of novels as the artistic equivalent of scaling a mountain. They can be so intimidating to write; my first is still in its early stages, so I know how you feel! I wish you the best of luck with your novel! Hope you make your deadline! 😉
What a great way to view the novel writing process! I love it=) I’ve written 3 so far and, to be honest, each one has its own challenges. Guess each is its own mountain=) Thanks for stopping by, J.C.
Good luck with the novel! xx
Thanks, Karen=) I love writing longer stories but they definitely are a challenge.