Did you write? 11-17-08? . It is that time again. Your weekly goal has arrived. It is time to report whether you were able to do any writing, any time this past week. This is an attempt to give you an easy goal to achieve. The goal is to write, sometime, during the past week, to be able to say you did so. What you wrote, and how much you wrote, is not the goal, It is the fact that you were able to write, is the goal. Of course, I list some of what I consider writing, though my list is not all encompassing. I list it as some people might not think of those things as writing. I know that for a while, I did not imagine some of those things as writing, but when you look at them, they are. Of course, WHAT is writing, is an easy target to hit. If you decide you wrote, it counts. As suggestions, here is a list of what might be considered writing. Any new writing, of course. Editing, even if it is not yours. Poetry Articles, blogs, Writing assignments. E-mails, if they are wordy and pertain to writing. World building as long as something gets on paper. Of course, you can justify anything else as writing if you feel you need to.
For my writing, I rewrote the flame story mentioned last week. I decided it was not a good vehicle for my character, so I rewrote it and sent it off to a friend who is also writing within my world. I actually made it shorter, but added a lot to make it fit his character. I also added a page to my Waxy's Birth story. I gave it another edit run through, changing some scenes I had before, and adding a few more. I am nearly to the end of the original story, and can build new scenes and situations after that.
On the story idea front, I am posting idea number twenty tonight, and it is only the seventeenth. I had planned to be hardly able to write by now, but my surgery did not go through. They were prepping me for surgery when the surgeon came in and said that our room was taken by an emergency. We have rescheduled and will be the day after Thanksgiving, November 28th. Anyway, this week, I will have several days where I might not be able to post my story ideas and being ahead will help.
I dinged my truck this weekend and it is now in the shop to be repaired. Luckily, I have car rental in my insurance. Otherwise I would have to borrow a company truck. This is an expense I did not need.
I am working on a big wood project. I am seeing if I can make a Christmas Dinner display. I made six goblets this weekend. I have a six place setting for the knives, forks and spoons, but they need some work to be made finished. I have the start for a turkey I want to make, but I don't know if I will actually accomplish that project. It might be a bit more than I am able to do in a short time. the way I want to do it, I might need a month just for that. I likely will work on projects I can get done quickly and easily like plates and saucers. I doubt I will have bowls and other items ready. If I can finish it by the 18th of next month, I will be really shocked. Some of this will be done while I am hampered by my healing finger. If I don't finish the project by then, I can always use this stuff as gifts.
I did. I would have to say that this Nano idea was one of the best things that I had done to spur my writing in a long time. I looked at my progress report to see how much I have written since I posted for last week. I got in over 25k words in the last week. I do not know how much is going to stay, but it is done at least.
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I'm up to 31.6K on my SF novel. Not nearly as far along as I wanted to be, but much of my time this past month has been spent in world-building pursuits...which, in more cases than I can remember, has made the eventual task of writing that much smoother and more productive. With this in mind, this next month should yield an avalanche of words for me...not taking into account my typing skills.
Yes. I finally finished another short story, my first since Halloween! Much slower than the pace I've set for myself. Now on to some revisions and racking my brain for an idea for the next story.
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I wrote about as much as I did the week before. I had to let a couple of days go by without writing, but on the days I did, I managed to increase my production from five hundred words per day to a thousand. (It's all still revising previously-written copy, so it's relatively easy.)
Next week, what with Thanksgiving coming, will probably be crowded as well---though cooking the turkey is relatively easy compared to most of the cooking I do---just preparing the stuffing, cleaning out the bird, then popping it into the oven for several hours. Nothing like assembling a lasagne, which I did last week...
Amazingly I managed to write. In between working, spending my home free time looking after the twins, doing family stuff (when they are awake), starting to cleanup and pack for a move at end of January, and playing Fable 2 and Fallout 3 on the XBOX. Oh yeah, and work. I managed to write.
I wrote a short story posted in fragments on the Subway and started today on the first 13 for another short story WIP.
quote:Amazingly I managed to write. In between working, spending my home free time looking after the twins, doing family stuff (when they are awake), starting to cleanup and pack for a move at end of January, and playing Fable 2 and Fallout 3 on the XBOX. Oh yeah, and work. I managed to write.
LittleBigPlanet has been murdering my creative writing impulses as well lately. Oy.
Boy did I, nearly 10K words last week. Nano definitely does something for sheer output. Now about those edits. As much fun as Nano is, I am looking forward to a post-nano world where I have time to edit!
I have also been planning a time travel story. Thats been a fun break from slogging through the squidgy middle of my Nano novel (just past 23K words now).
quote:LittleBigPlanet has been murdering my creative writing impulses as well lately. Oy.
Boy, I'm glad I only have one console, that looks pretty neat. The world on their website made out of string, and patches reminds me of a wall map at one of my local Hiking stores that is made from climbing rope and includes elevation. It is quite cool.