Writing Check-In: Week Ending 27 June 2010

Somehow, I've managed to stick to my minimum of 500-words a day almost every day this week. It wasn't even conscious, either. But having my Writer's Accountability Chart (aka bulletin board) desk-side as well as adding it back into the right-hand sidebar there –> has kept me on track.

So, I only managed just under 3000 words this week, which isn't earth-shattering by any means, but I refuse to make myself feel guilty for not doing more. After all, that takes all the fun out of it!

I didn't hit every goal I set out for myself last Sunday, so I resolve to make up for it this week. Besides, Summer t.v. is terrible except for True Blood on Sunday nights, so I see myself doing much better this summer overall.

How I Kicked It This Week:

  • met my goal of hitting a minimum of 500-words almost each day (with over 1K on Friday)
  • policed myself better in terms of playing games, chatting and such when I should be writing (hence the improved word count)

What I Need To Improve:

  • missed a few of my blog days this week (but I suppose quality is better than quantity)
  • Looking at my WAC, I need to read more! I have tons to read, just need to make more time for it

Goals for the Coming Week:

  • much more brainstorming, outlining for various projects
  • cut the cord on this short story already and move onto something shiny & new

How did you do with your goals last week? What are you hoping to tackle this week?

4 comments to Writing Check-In: Week Ending 27 June 2010

  • That Van Saint chick  says:

    Woot! 3000 words is still 3000 more than when you started this week so it’s all good. That’s like a vuvuzela-worthy achievement.

    Ditto here – my reading list is enormous, I just can’t find the time to do that, write (and we all know its not just writing, there’s the business side of it too), work full-time and get ready to move back to NY for a while.

    BTW, I dig the chart, very organized. Pretty to look at vs. my dry erase board full of manic scribbles.

    • Mary  says:

      Maybe I need a mini-vuvuzuela to celebrate my achievements. And the board is just a smokescreen – my notebooks are filled with manic scribbles – but I hide them in my desk 🙂

  • Cate Gardner  says:

    Summer is making me very, very lazy. 3,000 words is fantastic, do not beat yourself up.

    • Mary  says:

      Thanks, Cate! I did better than I thought, so I can only hope to improve this week.

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