Ok as was obvious to anyone who reads this blog, I’m horrible at keeping updates and with the WIP marathon in August, which was no exception. But I did want to write to share what I did for the month of August in a total tally just so I can be held accountable for what I said I would do and what I ended up doing.
Here are my goals and comments on each one:
Write 10 chapters of the sequel to my book (First Draft) (17K words approximately)
COMMENT: Although 4 chapters short of my goal, I think 6 chapters in one month is pretty solid and almost nailed a 20K mark while maintaining the day job, a happy wife, 4 freelance gigs and turning 33. :)
Finish short story that's been cruising for a while now (about 8K-10K words short... yeah "short story")
COMMENT: This sci-fi story is still pending, though to be honest, I didn’t feel like writing it, there were other things I was more compelled to write and didn’t want to force it.
Finish story arc for another narrative I've had marinating.
COMMENT: Still doing research for the book. This series will be massive and I keep jotting down notes. Actually looking forward to finishing about 8 projects to get cracking with this one. All in due time.
Write 4 chapters of YA book I'd had on hold
COMMENT: Another project I wasn’t compelled to write on at the moment because I want to get the right mood and this one is too special to force.
Write 20 poems (English and Spanish)
COMMENT: Will actually be posting some of the poetry soon. It’s been great because they’ve all been spur of the moment. I don’t like to edit poetry much, I like to capture the moment.
Write 4 essays for a collection I'm working on (10K-15K words)
COMMENT: Actually, I didn’t write any of the essays I’d planned... I wrote 3 others. Have also been sharing on the blog.
Write 20 blog posts
COMMENT: Although 6 short for the month total, I think I did pretty good. Wrote in blogs I’d neglected for a while and will continue to do so.
So all in all, I probably wrote about 25K-30Ks worth of blogs, posts, chapters and poems. Not bad at all, although I can still do much better. Oh and I’m not counting tweets or the massive emails I share with other people, you could easily add about an extra 15K there lol.
Anywho, sorry I posted NO update, though here’s the tally. Let’s keep the writing going!