I made the commitment to write a lot more in February - I set a goal (that seemed fairly insane) of 35,000 words written on my current WIP in those 28 days. That came out to 1,250 words a day. I said on my blog that I was gonna be Gumby.
Well, I have to say that I DID feel like Gumby--but perhaps not the way I was anticipating. You see, life happened. The month was very much taken up by other things. The first part of the month included several house showings (which I had to clean, and get out of the way, for). The middle and end included accepting an offer to sell our house, finding a house to make an offer on ourselves, have the offer accepted, AND deal with inspections. I was BUSY. (Just FYI - hoping for both closings some time this month. Would be WONDERFUL!)
Still - I did manage to make some decent progress on Handmaiden To A Princess, and wrote at least some every day of the month (I think LOL there may have been one day I didn't, but it's not coming to mind!). Though my word count was lower than I wanted, it is certainly nothing to be ashamed of.
21175 / 35000 words. 61% done!
Still, this has been a great month for me as far as working on my manuscript. I've learned lots (check out this post for specifics!), and I think I may have even gotten into a habit/routine of writing at certain times during the day. And for me - trust me - that is more than half the battle. I also think I have a pretty good idea of what a reasonable, yet challenging, writing goal is for me.
SO - my goals for March are as follows:
- Write 500 words a day on my WIP six days a week (see the button on my sidebar). This month, that makes my goal 13,000 words. (watch my ticker)
- Post three times a week on my blog.
- Keep up with my other responsibilities, including my monthly Exemplify blog post, and editing articles for Exemplify's magazine
- READ regularly (I haven't been doing this - besides Bible reading - in MONTHS). I'd love to finish the book I started on Sunday - Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss - before March is over - and write a book review for my blog.
Thanks for the prayers and support!
Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence