Wow, what a tiring month this has turned out to be. It started off ok. But these last two weeks Spring really has sprung and I’ve been out working in the yard/garden readying it for my roses. If you missed any of my posts on this, please feel free to check out some previous entries
Keep coming back as I plan to update you on my gardening progress.
I know that this month is not over with just yet. But, it is the last Monday of the month. I’m going to update you on my progress towards my March #WriteMotivation goals.
My goals for March were:
Continue with my daily writer-ly duties.I’ve stumbled a bit mid-month. Last weekend I was unable to write anything. I was so exhausted from working in the yard, I missed any chance of writing. But you know what, that’s ok. Two days out of the month with no writing is fine. I’ve managed to only have 3 days out of 3 months where I faltered. I’m fine with that. How about you? I’m marking that complete. By March 20th, I would like to complete and submit another story to the 713 Flash call at KazkaPress. This month’s prompt they wanted a fantasy type story based off this sentence: “In a broken forest, a young woman finds three chairs carved from bone.” I had the idea to make a companion piece to one of my previous short stories. So, in order to get back into that “compartment” of my brain, I began editing it. I hadn’t touched it since I wrote it last year. Once I edited it, I could move on to my companion piece, which I completed, and sent both pieces out for beta reads. Once they came back, I put the polishing touches on both pieces, but only submitted the one for Kazka Press. I had only hours to spare on this one. I managed to submit the afternoon of the 20th. That’s cutting it close in my book, but I’ve managed to mark this off my list as complete. I’ve been doing these monthly since they opened in October. If you’d like to read the 3 published shorts, you can see them listed here: Free Reads Progress in both novels.Ok, so with #2 above taking most of my month and the gardening. I haven’t been working in my novels much this month. However, as of this morning, I have managed 832 words in WIP#1 and 828 words in WIP#2. Not the amount of progress I was hoping for, but progress accomplished. I do plan on continuing progress for the remainder of the month (and on). regular blog postsWith the weekly updates for #WriteMotivation, this has helped me “blog regularly”. However, I’ve thrown in a few one-offs with my gardening in hopes that will attract more readers and keep you interested. Not sure if that’s worked, as my number of visits has not increased. But hey, it’s documentation for me in the very least.
- I would like to read another book this month. Not sure if I can cross this one off my books or not. I haven’t completed reading (See #1 and #2) but, I have started another book. It’s not something that holds my interest well enough to crave reading it. I just manage to read it when I’m resting from all that intense manual labor. But, I quickly fall asleep. So, no finishing just yet. But I am reading. So I guess, I can mark it off. What say you?
First Draft Rules to Remember!
A single word = progression
Zero words = stagnation
Deleting words = regression