My Goal: Finish revising my friggin’ book already!
The road to my goal: 250-500 words on workdays and 500-1000 on my days off.
The sometimes detour when I get stuck: Plot the next book.
Thursday went well, I wrote eight hundred and something words and wrapped up the chapter I was working on. So in that sense, I made my goal of finishing at least a chapter a week.
Friday I started work on the next chapter and just wasn’t feeling it. Part of the reason was that some awesome stuff kinda dropped in my lap and kept me busy. I don’t want to go into exactly what right now, but when I do, I think you’ll agree with the awesome.
So yeah, Friday, not so much writing. But in keeping with my detour goals, I plotted and I really enjoyed it. I’ve been with the WIP for so long I forgot how much I enjoy plotting and discovering where a new story is going.
Saturday, I worked and then helped out my Mom at her ice cream shop, so most of my day was gone by the time I got home. I plotted some more.
And that’s it.
I leave you with an experiment I’m trying out for Sunday updates. Last round I talked about the power music has for getting my writing juices flowing. The post had a great response and I found out many of you feel the same regarding your own juices. A few of you mentioned not writing to music, but don’t worry, this experiment includes you too.
Every Sunday I’ll put up a song that inspires, gets me pumped or just plain excited to write. Maybe it’ll do the same for you, whether you listen to it while you write or before you get started. As long as it helps, I’m happy.
Today’s song is Uprising by Muse. Love these guys. The world will probably end before I ever get tired of a “Hell no, we won’t go!” type of anthem. Enjoy!
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