WIP Wednesday: Goals for A Round of Words in 80 Days

January 3, 2011 through March 23, 2011

I am currently working on finishing the first draft of Red Thief which I started for the 2010 Nanowrimo.  My goal is to write one hour a day every morning before turning on the computer.  Because once I turn on the computer and start checking email. Well...You know.   I'm shooting for 500 words a day which should equal one handwritten page front and back.  My goal will include typing up each day's work in the afternoon rather than letting it accumulate for several days.   

I thought about writing only 5 days a week and taking off on the weekends. However, I discovered when I do that I end up having a hard time getting back into the groove on Monday. I'm also joining in on the 90 day Writing challenge and committed to writing daily for 90 days.  It's less stressful than nano since don't have a specific word count and helps me stay accountable and keep the habit of writing every single day.  I do really well for several months then fall off the wagon.  I hope to stay on track this year and make it a daily habit.  

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  1. Thanks for visiting. :)

    Best of luck during round one - I'm looking forward to it.

  2. Good for you! I'm very excited about continuing what I started during NaNo.

  3. I totally get the computer distraction. My day starts with email. :) 3, 4, 8 hours later and I'm still flipping through tabs rather than working. Much success with your goals. :) I love how NaNo complements this challenge.

  4. I love that you write before turning the computer on - that seems like an extremely sensible idea! I've lost track of the number of times I've been distracted online, only to realise I've wasted most of my writing time. One day when I'm rich I think I'll get a "writing only" computer that has internet disabled. One day... :)

  5. I also write on the weekend so that I have good Mondays. Good luck with the challenge!

  6. I'm like, didn't I comment on this post? Then I realized you have it on your Facebook too...lol.


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