Another step on the road to publication...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

At sixes and sevens

Made myself smile with that post heading. Haven't heard that saying in years.

I haven't been writing very much. Haven't had any paid work for about a month. I have lost my organisation and application. You know - if you want something done, ask a busy person. Haven't been a busy person.

I did manage about a page today, in writing an application for an online magazine. I've also updated my blogs. It feels good to be back to it. I've promised myself to get organised this week. We'll see.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A lull... then new challenges

So, while it was a good idea at the time, it's taken me two weeks to catch up with life after 50k in 30 days. So, what next?

Our group has established a 'page a day' challenge to keep us ticking over - this to be ongoing.

RWA is to run a BIAW commencing 28 July - should be ready for another intense 'go' by then.

The 50K group is proposing a year long challenge. Bit of a scary prospect, but the idea is to draft, edit and submit a manuscript in that time. We'll kick of with NaNoWriMo in November. So, September/October is for planning/plotting. This will be a real challenge. Can't wait!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Still here

Well, I survived June and stayed with the challenge right through. Managed another 750 words, handwritten in pencil while travelling. So, while not 50k, June 2008 saw me write more in one month than I ever have done. So I am well pleased.

From this challenge I learned that I can just sit down at will and write for concentrated periods of time. More, I can put the internal editor into pause mode while I do it. I won't say I'm satisfied with what I've written in June - but I've written it. I've also learned how fab it is to have a supportive group of friends behind you and around you and holding you up. I predict great things for this group.

DH was on annual leave last week - when we came home there was always something to do (NOW being the male time frame for everything - except for stuff HE needs to do which is 'at some stage' - LOL) and the weekend was a crazy social whirl.

My new goal - write for three periods of 30 minutes every day. That should see me write 500-750 words a day most days. Here goes.