Saturday, September 26, 2009
Current Project: The Baby's Bodyguard
Status: page 100
I am living proof that a firm goal expressed out loud, one you own and feel responsible for, can stick in your head like a nettle in your hair. Yesterday, I was five pages short, but I kept thinking about writing this today and admitting I fell short of my stated goal of last week and got those last five pages. It's actually even more complicated than that because racking up pages that don't work is pointless. I was stuck. I had about 97 pages but I knew something was wrong, so I cut and rewrote and went backwards before moving forward again with a scene that upped the tension. So the new stuff is good stuff (she says hopefully) and what I mean by that is it advances the plot.
TMI? LOL, probably. So, last week I said I would get to page 100 and I did. Yea for me. Next week I will be at 140. That's my goal.
How about you. What was your goal from last week? Did you meet it? What is your goal for this week? (Writing goals are like diets. Slipping off is part of the process, getting back on track is always what matters.)