SAID NO WRITER EVER, I'm pretty sure.
But yeah, the above paragraphs are absolutely true...except for the part about me not using this post to help me procrastinate. I'm absolutely doing that.
But also, I have some goals to review. Yay.
1. Win Camp NaNoWriMo, and by doing so, finally finish this never-ending draft of Second Nature.
Well, I did half this goal:
But, as it turned out, I required much more than 50,000 words to complete this draft, and I haven't figured them all out yet. As of this post, I have five unfinished scenes. I've been trying so hard to just get something on the page (I'm a firm believer that I can fix bad page, it's those blank ones for which you have to look out...), but it just hasn't happened yet.
I really wanted this draft finished before I took my month's hiatus, but unless there's a writing miracle happening in this house today, I'll have to be content with having a month away from those problem scenes. Not a bad idea, certainly, just not what I'd been aiming for.
2. Attempt to make some progress with my Goodreads reading challenge.
Yeah...I'm pretty sure I only read one book in July. I had intended to read more, but got sucked into Camp NaNoWriMo instead. I am even more behind now. Yay. Better luck this month?
3. Log some serious miles.
Well, unless 30.5 miles can be counted as serious (it can't, in case you were curious) I didn't achieve this goal, either. Again, it was eschewed for Camp NaNoWriMo. In past NaNoWriMo sessions, I've done a much better job of balancing everything out. Just not this session.
This would be the part where I come up with a set of goals for the current month, but as most of my month will be spent with my family visiting a few major theme parks and the beach, I'm going to do that this month. Goals, like writing and this blog, will be resumed in September.
But I will make one goal...
Don't throw up on any of the rides at Harry Potter World.
So that's going to do it for me this month, which is weird, I know because it's only August 3rd. But this blog will not be completely abandoned. Coming up this week on My Pet Blog will be some uber-talented authors. Please make sure to stop by and support them.
Have a great week/month, everyone. See you in the fall.