Anyway, enough of the boasting.
My goals last week were:
1) Read through short story and email it off.
Achieved! It felt great to finish a project.
2) Create a plan for my next project.
I knew my next project would be finishing the re-write of my chick-lit story but I need to break it down into weekly do-able chunks. I re-wrote 26k of the story during NaNo last year and had a really great brainstorm back in Feb with my friend Lisa Dickenson who is a great writer and it helped me so much to speak through my plot out loud. I ran through my plot with her by using a series of stick man drawings with lots of arrows. Now I look at them, they make little sense but I know she made some great suggestions and I felt like I wanted to tweak the plot but I never got round to it. I also had a clever gchat ages ago with ROW80 sprint leader Lauren Garafalo and she helped get my head around the theme of my story. So I was getting my head around what I wanted to write. I just seemed to never sit down and write.
The natural step for me now seems to be tweaking my plot and adding in the bits and pieces I have thought of recently. I don't want to call it re-plotting as the majority will stay the same and re-plotting sounds scary! I have lots of notes and the stick man drawings to bring together and I feel like I need to immerse myself in my plot and my characters before I start writing. So, this week is all about ending up with a clear plot to work from.
3) Read two books towards 100 books challenge.
I read two books and have now read 27 books towards this challenge. I am still about 10 books behind but hope to catch up.
4) Check-in on Sunday.
So, for the week ahead my goals are simple:
1) Create a clear plot for my chick-lit WIP.
2) Check-in on Sunday.
I hope everyone has had wonderful weeks and you are finding your stride with your goals. I am hoping I might make a #ROW80 sprint this week, fingers crossed! Have a fabulously productive seven days :)