This week, I’m a little irritated about my pre-writing packet (where I collect setting, character profiles, outline, and so on). When I used the latest version (always trying to make it better), I already knew I needed to make changes. However, I didn’t see just how flawed the new outline section was until I wrote from it.
I spent weeks on that outline. Weeks. Guys, the pre-writing packet for TJ (what I’m currently writing) comes to over 13k. TJ itself? I’ll be lucky to hit that much. Which means trouble for my Write 10,000 Words on TJ. It means a goal modification, at some point. I’ll figure it out. However, I don’t know what this means for the future of TJ.
Despite the outline doom, other things are going well. My sticker reward program is working great. I earned more stickers this week than last week. There is still room for improvement, but I’m good with the results from either week. My writing cycle schedule is doing well too. I’m 91 words from finishing my first Cycle 1. I hope to finish the cycle on Monday (if not Wednesday) along with the rough of my first short story of the year. Can’t wait for my first day off between cycles. Not sure how I’ll spend it, yet.
On to the goals update!
Review Grammar 4 Days (breakfast) – Missed 1 day due to kids having no school Friday. Did 3.
Study Japanese 4 Days (lunch) – Missed 1 day due to kids having no school Friday. Did 3.
Visit 2 ROWers (minimum) Each Check-In – Visited 4 ROWers on Monday and 4 on Thursday.
Before Round Ends
Write/Finish 1 Short Story – Almost finished rough draft.
Write 10,000 Words On TJ – 4,909/10,000 | 49% done
Complete 5 Projects (from project/procrastination list) – 2/5 | Done last Sunday
This week, the kids have off Monday. However, they are to be with their grandfather. I’m hoping to write during that time, but not counting on it. When I enter Cycle 2, I plan to edit 15 pages of GRANDMA’s rough draft, (if finished) give a first pass to my short story, and write a quick/messy pre-writing packet (not using current one) for a chapter book I have kicking my noggin (as TJ will likely finish early next Cycle 1).
Have you tried something new for your writing lately?
Did it succeed or fail?