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Wednesday's Word Count

Happy 1st of July!

Prior Goal: 10 revised pages a day and swap with Heather.

Accomplished: No. Idea.

Goal for new week: 60 revised pages.

Excuses / comments: I haven't been looking forward to reporting in this week. I've done very little. I needed to stop, reassess, and take a breather from my MS. Every time I would figure out what I needed to do, I'd immediately jump in and start rewriting, only to realize something still wasn't working. So, I read some articles online, read some of my Plot and Structure book, brainstormed more, played with note cards, thought things through without touching my MS for a couple days, etc. Now I'm working on what I hope is my final plot summary before jumping in once more. I'm challenging myself to have this rewrite done by August and into the hands of beta readers about then but it might need until Sept. We'll see.

How are you doing with your goals? And what are your plans for the 4th? We're going to barbecue at my dad's, watch a movie, and light a few fireworks off for the kids.


Eric said...

I've just started a new goal, writing 750 words a day. I slacked off, but I'm getting back on the horse and giving it a go. Good luck on attaining your own goals. If I can do it, you can too.

Mame said...

I pulled pages from an agent to rewrite over the next 30 days. Scared me to even ask for more time, but everything is smooth. So, in a month, I will turn this story into pure gold (I found some flaws, having joined a good critique group). That's my promise to myself.

Rebecca Gomez said...

It is frustrating when you know something isn't quite right, but you can't put your finger on it. For me, stories end up working themselves out eventually, though it could take months!

My goal right now is to finish my WIP, a novel in verse. I had hoped to have the draft finished by the last day of June and the first run of revisions done by the end of July. I'm a tad behind schedule, even after staying up until 1:40 last night working on it!

Rebecca Gomez said...

Oh, my plans for the 4th? Maybe take the kids swimming during the day and then we're going to our church's annual barbecue, which is right across the street from a big fireworks show. Always fun!

PJ Hoover said...

I've got nada. Not a bit of writing done. Nothing.

Unknown said...

I totally sympathize with you. It's a bit overwhleming when you fix one thing and just see something else to fix in return.

I'm going chapter by chapter now, marking key things. Hmmmm....maybe that can be tomorrow's blog post...

LauraCassidy said...

Thanks for your lovely comment :)

CL said...

I think my goal at this point is to remain calm until mid-August when my kid is back in school. It seems almost impossible to do anything in summer, and I think what I need to do most is not panic about that: I will write again!

Casey Something said...

Yeah! It's great to see so many of you commenting on your goals! Sorry I'm commenting back a bit late. I've been out with the kids most of the day. That's summer for you.

Eric: Fabulous new goal! I think 750 words is where I started when I got serious about getting a daily word count in.

Aimee: Good for you for going with your gut on pulling the MS. It sounds like you have a great attitude and a great plan!

Rebecca: I always have a REALLY hard time deciding what to do. It could go so many different ways. I don't know how other writers do it. I hope things do work themselves out soon. As for your WIP, the end of July sounds fabulous! That's what I'm aiming for. And your 4th sounds like it will be great fun.

PJ: That's different for you! Been spending time with the kiddos doing summery things?

Beth: I'll be looking forward to that post. ; )

Laura: You're welcome! Congrats again!

Con: You WILL get time again. It is hard with the kids at home. I have two that aren't even school-age yet, so I can understand. Just enjoy the time with your kid and let the writing wait.

Thanks for commenting everyone.

Tackle those goals! I'll be looking for your reports next week!

Rhonda Helms said...

Good luck on those goals! You can do it. I hear ya--I need to do some serious evaluation of stuff too. LOL

I'm gonna chill with the fam for July 4! Have a blast!!

Samantha Clark said...

Sometimes a break, even a small one can be just what you need to fix problems. I felt like I was spinning my wheels a lot when I was doing and then revising my first novel. But a break can help you see things in a new light. Good luck

Casey Something said...

Thanks Rhonda and Samantha! I think it's finally coming together. Only time will tell.

Hope your writing endeavors are going well.