Monday, July 1, 2013
The Write Stuff
And now it's July and time for another installment of "How much did I NOT get done during the previous month"... otherwise known as Are You Writing Now? the writing support/accountability group hosted by Patricia Lynne.
Here are the goals I set for myself last month (If you remember, they were eerily similar to the goals I set in May. And April.):
1. Solve the major plot problem that is holding up all progress in Effigy's sequel, Second Nature.
Well, I don't know if that particular problem is solved, exactly, but I have a plan and there has been movement on it, so I am awarding myself partial credit. But the even better news is that I've since managed to develop a second major plot problem, and there's no solution in sight. Yet.
2. Seriously stop ignoring Effigy's blurb. You need something more than "It probably won't be the worst thing you've ever read!"
I didn't do this at all. I gave the blurb a passing thought a couple of times but mostly just ignored the damn thing all together. The brilliant Callie Leuck wrote for Effigy what is possibly the greatest blurb ever created (especially when you compare it to what I've actually written) but I think it may only be suitable/appropriate to hang on my wall. Still, thanks for the inspiration, Callie!
Now, for the coming month, I am going to switch things up a bit because I desperately need new goals to look at. Sure, they're pretty much going to be the exact same thing as the above, just worded differently. Maybe I can trick myself...
1. Stupid blurb. You're making it much harder than it needs to be, so knock it off and knock this goal out.
2. Rough out a draft of Part Two of Second Nature. It doesn't have to be perfect beautiful prose or anything, just finished. You know where Part Two starts, and you know where you want it to end. So now figure out the stuff in the middle.
That's gonna do it for me today. As always, thanks for stopping to see what I'm rambling on about this time. Be sure to tune in again on Wednesday when the IWSG takes the stage.
Oh, and if you're participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month, I wish you all the best with your goals. Write, write, write!
Happy Canada Day!