Are You Writing Now? is a group I stumbled across during my A to Z wanderings this past month. Its purpose is accountability. Each member sets writing goals at the beginning of each month. At the end of the month, we blog about how well we did with our goals. Did we accomplish what we set out to do— that sort of thing. Since I am still working on the goals I set for myself in January, I thought I might give AYWN a try.
So this is my first official AYWN post.
My goals this month are simple: (Ha. I'm pretty sure I said that
back in freaking January but here I am saying it again. Some people—
namely me— never learn.) FINISH THE REWRITES AND EDITS FOR EFFIGY. They've been hanging on for far too long and I need to be done with it.
In more detail, there are three post it note corrections remaining on
my monitor. Yesterday, there were five. This would mean that I have,
in fact, made progress. It's been so long since that's happened I'd
forgotten what it felt like. Now I just need to make a little bit more
progress. Hope that's not pushing my luck.
Here's what's on the three remaining post-it notes:
1. Chapter Thirteen needs finishing. There are two scenes still
unfinished. One needs a unifying thread. The other needs... well,
pretty much everything as it's only two sentences. And the last two
sentences of the scene at that. My writing process is weird. I know
2. There's a fight scene in Chapter Fifteen that may contain some
POV switches and general lameness. I need to make sure neither of those
things are actually there.
3. There's another fight scene in Chapter Sixteen that needs a new
opening because the current one is beyond lame. It's just plain dumb.
But in my defense, that's only because of changes made in Chapters
Twelve and Thirteen.
So that's my goal. Finish those damn edits and rewrites. If I can
get rid of the last post-it notes from my monitor by the end of the
month, I will be... well, shocked but happy. Very, very happy.