bdwilson: (Old Books)

I was able to get some revision time in last month, though I also had another project that then took over. Still, progress is good.

Now I just have to get those revised stories submitted :P

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bdwilson: (Dark and Light)

Another small update, I’m afraid.

Still, I have my first S for my W1S1 pieces!

Anything in yellow is marked up on paper, which means getting the changes and rewrites into the computer. It’s not as fast as I was hoping for when I started posting these, but I’ve still chugged through a decent amount. Enough that I’ve decided to snag another merit badge: Editing! ^_~

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bdwilson: (Grey Sky Reflection)

As a month, August got away from me. I spent the first half wondering how it was only that far in, and then the last half wondering where it went.

I finished Camp NaNoWriMo on the last day, but I didn’t get much else done as far as writing goals. I do have a small update, though.

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bdwilson: (Reflection)

I have to admit, I avoid revision far more than I should. It’s harder to get over than I thought it would be. I don’t even have a NaNo to blame this time around.

My “accomplishment” this month was a quick run through to correct Echo Pen transcription. Somehow I’d forgotten I hadn’t moved most of these stories onto the computer yet >_<

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bdwilson: (Sundial)

I managed the story and submission for this month, so that’s a good thing.

However, it occurred to me part way through that perhaps a month where most of my time would be spent grinding out a novel draft was perhaps not the best one to be setting an additional revision goal.

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bdwilson: (Attitude)

Writing Every Day

The first time period I set for my BiCHoK goal was thirty days. I’ve hit the first thirty and have been successful so far. I’ve also discovered that I’m less likely to blow off a day if I’ve given myself permission to do so. I’m not sure how that particular personality quirk works, but oh well.

That means I haven’t tracked obstacles much, though it is harder for me to write on Wednesday nights due to other commitments. My word count is also increasing, and I think I might have to start writing at various times during the day. At the moment, I am writing right before bed, which is my favourite time, but meeting my goal means I’m tempted to stay up far too late. Since I’m a night owl by nature, I don’t notice that’s a bad plan until I have to wake up. If I could get at least half done earlier, that wouldn’t be such a tempting prospect.

I’ve reset my counter and started another thirty days. Whoot!

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bdwilson: (Umbrella Storm)

Butt in Chair, Hands on Keyboard

I set goals this week! This is not entirely new, but I’ve decided to be a little more realistic about how I handle them. In the past when deciding to start a daily routine, I have also place a long length of time to maintain it. An entire year, for example. Given how I focus on numbers like that, it is hard to maintain motivation if I happen to miss a day for whatever reason. One miss and the habit is broken.

So I’ve decided to take it in smaller chunks, and track myself. My goal is to write every day, with an increasing daily word count. (I’m starting fairly low to get back into the swing of things and building it up.) But as part of this, I’m going to track my counts the way I do during NaNo. Well, almost the way I do during NaNo; I won’t be posting them :)

The secondary goal is to find out if there’s a pattern to days that I miss. My hope is that working the possibility in from the start will help carry me over any stumbles. If there is a pattern, then next month I can take that into account when I’m setting the next goal.

Ultimately, this is a Butt in Chair, Hands on Keyboard :)

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bdwilson: (I Think I Made It Worse)

Making progress...

My holidays are over, alas. I did manage to focus enough to get some work done, even if I spent the first thing I did was move my furniture around. Unfortunately, the last thing I did was accept that I’ve been trying to write a fix for a problem in the narrative that actually needs to be fixed by removing large sections entirely. Joy.

I’m still going through what I have to see how much I can keep and revise to work with the new changes, which should be more than I originally thought. Right now though, the most I can saw I accomplished was progress.

I’ll take it ^_^

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