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Wednesday's Word Count

Oh my! I'm so sorry this is a day late. My week got a bit mixed up and yesterday went down like a normal Tuesday would for me, so this post totally slipped my mind.

Prior Goal: 6,000 words.

Achieved: 6,775 (11/26 - 12/02)

Goal for new week:
Three to five pages of outlining.

Excuses / comments:
I completed NaNo and my weekly writing goal, so I'm obviously quite pleased with the last week. This week I've set myself three to five pages of outlining. That may seem like a puny goal to some of you seasoned outliners, but it's likely to be quite a feat for me. I'm going to give this a real attempt though and NOT write until I've got a decent outline underway. I'm thinking if I don't let myself start the story than I'll have the incentive to keep working on the outline. Wish me luck!

Now, your turn! Post your goals for the week in the comments. Let's try to keep each other accountable.

Oh! And start thinking about your New Year's resolutions and year-goals for 09. I'll be doing a special New Years goal post closer to the end of the month.


Stephanie J said...

Well, Nano was a royal failure for me but I keep telling myself there's next year. And apparently other sites have similar events throughout the year. I might try JulNoWriMo! But still, I need to get back on the writing bus. No W/C goals for last week but I'd like to get 5K between now and next Wednesday. I have bridal showers, Christmas parties, and holiday shopping in my path but I figure with some clever planning I can do it! I really wanted to be done with this novel by Feb. and I think it's still possible.

Way to go on the WC! Good luck with the outline! I think pages and pages would tire me out but I knwo you can do it. :)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

have you heard about jannowrimo - i may do that one - mych easier after the holidays. Keep trucking!

Jill Wheeler said...

Good luck on the outline! My goal was shortened to 5,000. I think I made it, but I'm not sure. I wrote a query letter (which I'm counting) and added several scenes to my NaNo. It's up several thousand words, but I cut quite a few, so I believe I did make my goal.

Goal for next week: Revise 5 chapters of MS. Write 10 pages of my review of lit (for my thesis).

Angela Ackerman said...

I've noticed a few people keeping the momentum of Nano by having weekly wc goals. I think that's terrific!

Right now I'm researching and querying, so I don't have a WC goal. I do set a list of goals each day for things I want to accomplish writing-wise, though, so it does help to keep me on track and makes me feel like I accomplished something. Yay for goals!

Casey Something said...

Great goals everyone! I hope we can all accomplish what we've set for ourselves this week.

My outlining is going surprisingly well so far.

Anonymous said...

I don't think 3-5 pages of an outline is a wimpy goal. It took me a whole month to write my last one, which is funny because it only took another two months to write the whole book!

The thing about an outline is that as you get ideas, you have to go back to revise things, so it slows you down.

I think one thing that really helped me was having a brainstorming buddy. I kept sending my ideas to my friend Alice, and she'd give me feedback and suggestions. It's so much easier to make changes when things are in the outline stage. If you have a critique partner you might consider that option. It makes things a lot more fun, too, especially when you get to talk to someone else about your characters as if they're real people.