I got off to a fantastic start last week with my goals. In fact, I had a super productive week in general.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get much plotting done. Well, that’s not true. I did. I’ve been jotting down ideas I’m having as a get them, and the general plot is starting to take shape. So really I have been plotting. I just haven’t written a massive summary or a list of consecutive dot points or cue cards or anything like that to actually set out the overarching plot, or the role each of my POV characters will play in it.
Partially this was because I was super busy – a heaps of uni work, exercising 6 days a week, and early starts so I could be productive left me feeling pretty exhausted at the end of the day, so I didn’t always feel like rigorous writing activities. I also just didn’t have much inspiration. It came in trickles, like the last drops of water from a tap or the desperate attempts of a stream in the Australian summer. Hopefully this week the trickle will speed up, although as November approaches I’m getting increasingly stressed about the amount of work I need to complete, so perhaps it won’t.
Regardless, here are my goals for the week ahead:
Plot: The main one, obviously. This combines goals 2 and 3 from last week. I need a plot.
Commit: I want to push myself to committing time each day to writing work, the same way I commit time each weekday to uni work. Even if it’s only half an hour before I crawl into bed and
watch Netflix in the dark read a book.
Read: Not exactly related to writing, but in a way it sort of is. I want to read more so I’m spending less time staring at a screen (the majority of my uni work is screen based), and because I really miss feeling like I have the time to read.
I hope your goals are going well for the round, and I’ll see you on Wednesday for the mid-week check in (I also post on Tuesday and Friday but you don’t have to come to those).