Monday, January 17, 2011

Weekly Progress Check-In

This is the Mid-Willamette Valley RWA's weekly check-in.  Every Monday we encourage members and visitors to let us know how their writing is going.

Today is Monday, January 17, 2011.

Are you on track to reach your goals?

There are 348 days left in 2011.

Weekly Calculations:
If you write 1 page per day, you can write 87000 more words by the end of the year.
If you write 2 pages per day, you can write 174000 more words by the end of the year.
If you write 3 pages per day, you can write 261000 more words by the end of the year.
If you write 4 pages per day, you can write 348000 more words by the end of the year.
If you write 5 pages per day, you can write 435000 more words by the end of the year.

So how are you doing?  If you have gotten off track, this is the week you can regain your momentum.  Tell us how you're doing, and set a fresh goal for the upcoming week.  A page a day is a book in a year.  You can do it!

PRIZES:  The best prize is reaching your personal goal and finishing your book.  But if you need an extra little incentive, remember:  any chapter member who reaches her personal goal by the end of the year receives a prize at the year-end party.  Non-members can win, too.  Non-members who show up for at least 20 weekly check-ins will have their names entered in a drawing for a gift card from Powells, the world's largest independent bookstore.


Christine Young said...

No words yet, but I plan on completing a character analysis by the end of the week.

Barbara Cool Lee said...

Congrats on getting some work done while you're so busy, Chris!

Barbara Cool Lee said...

I only wrote 1300 words this week (my goal was 7000). I am refocusing again this week to get more words on the page.

Good luck to everyone else on meeting your personal goals.

Paty Jager said...

I'm a failure on getting work done this past week. I've been gone. But I gleaned a few new tidbits for stories and have seen a part of the country I've not seen before. More on that later.Congrats to those who did make head way.

Deborah Wright said...

No words for me, either, but I'm good with that because I came to two realizations this week.

1) I'm setting the wrong goals (word count). I'm not ready to start putting a lot of words on the page, but I am working diligently on story.

2) I have to focus on the story that sings to me--and that isn't the one I was trying to force myself to work on! Once I came to terms with this, I made progress.

So, my goal for the coming week is to make forward progress every day on my current (and only!) project. If that means writing backstory or researching or fleshing out characters, so long as I make some sort of progress every day, I'm good.

Happy writing, everyone!

Sarah Raplee said...

I'm writing new stuff again! FINALLY! My goal was achieved (write some words)and I leave it at that for the coming week as well. I will be out of town four of the seven days.