Monday, February 3, 2014

Writing Goals

Somehow in my writing journey, I switched from being a writer to an editor. I used to love to sit at my desk with a beer and spit out words for hours on end. Now, even if I do this, I immediately have to go back and edit, which means it takes forever for me to actually get to the end of a story, and sometimes, if things don't go well, I just abandon it.

I've decided to switch things up, and set myself some writing goals. I have 2000 words a day or 14,000 a week. I try to sit down every day and write 2000 words, but when that doesn't happen (because it rarely does) I'm caught on Sunday afternoon having to crank out 6000 words to reach my weekly goal.

How's it going? Pretty darn good. It's been 3 weeks and 2 days and I am on track with 46,000 words of mostly garbage, probably a few good nuggets in there that I'll pick out in the second round. If I keep on track, I'll have my first draft completed in a couple of weeks. Yay!

So how about you guys, do you have writing goals? And if so, what's your number? Do you feel that number makes for good progress?

If my writing regime continues to work out, I might consider changing my pantster status.

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