Tuesday, October 4, 2011
ROW80: Goals for round 4
This post is serving as my wrap-up, my round 4 sign-up, and my round 4 goals post. Yes, I'm into streamlining these days. *L* I looked back and my last round 3 check-in was on August 28 so I really dropped the ball last round. I had a lot going on in August. I was on vacation for two weeks and then I launched a new blog. The launch of said blog ended up taking up a lot of time. I know that it shouldn't be an excuse for not writing because if I really want to write, I'll just do it, but time just gets away from me. I've got to figure out a way to structure writing into my schedule and keep it there. I have also slacked off on my daily journaling, which was really helping me with the creativity so I need to get back into that again. I had mentioned that I have finally settled on an idea that I'm going to run with and I find myself having less doubts then before.
So, I have a plan for October that is going to set the stage for November and I bet you know what I'm talking about in November. Yes, NaNoWriMo. This will be my third time signing up and I think the third time will be the charm! I'm going to spend October preparing: doing research, reading books on the craft, and working out some kind of basic outline (even if it's just detailed notes). I'm also going to devote a daily block of time for my daily journaling.
Here's the breakdown:
--2 hours daily for research and planning
--1-2 hours daily for reading on the craft
--1/2 hour daily for journaling (preferably in the morning)
We will see how it goes!
Good luck to all the other participants. If anyone else is doing NaNoWriMo, let me know. Maybe we can give mutual moral support. =O)
I leave you with this wonderful quote from Truman Capote:
'Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.'