Thursday, August 6, 2015

July Update


So, I've put this post off long enough. I need to face the music.

Doing this post always makes me cringe. I hate that I can't reach my goals each month. And I feel as I've not written anything in ages. I'm in the vicious cycle of re-writes and life.

I, once again, did not get to the goal I wanted by the end of July. I planed on getting through the last 50 pages and printing it all out to work out the bigger kinks. I felt like I was on a roll and doing well. But in my defense, I need to take the pay jobs and at this point in life that's what is needed. I received a content editing jobs. At this time in my life the pay items come before the fun, and writing is fun for me now.

I'm done with the major part of the content editing job and have time to get back to the grind on my own words. I also got through my birthday weekend where I spent lots of time with friends and family.

So now it's serious time.

I'm working to get caught up with a few things so I can focus my time properly - writing and editing for pay.

I'm not going to give myself a huge goal. If I did that, I'd just disappoint myself again. *sigh* It's coming into school starting and football starting. Football is time consuming for the parent as it is for the kiddo. So my 'me time' is going to be cut once again. I'm good with this. I am accepting this. I'm owning it.

My goal is to get through these last pages. I really want to re-read and make the major changes while the story is fresh in my mind. But I also need to start plotting and figuring out the story for NaNoWriMo coming in November. I want to put time into mapping out what's to happen. For August I hope to finish the first round of re-writes and start into the next round of big changes and their affects through out the story, so it's consistent. Also, figure out what story in the jar I want to work on fleshing out for NaNoWriMo. Hmmm....