Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Workload... wk 3

And in now traditional fashion I have moved onto week three. Week three is always a big week because once a human does something straight for three weeks more than likely it becomes a habit. Just a little fun fact for anyone who didn't know that. I'm chock full of useless knowledge.

As for my goals I exceeded some and didn't crack a shell at the others.

The goal I failed in (always save the better news for last) is my short story Idle Parts. I didn't even dent it this week. BUT I was on vacation for four days so I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I still ended up writing every day. Just not that story.

I ended up with seven poems when my goal was two, while they still need work, at least I got them out and some even have potential... or so I was told :P

And for CINDER, I wrote 5440 words yesterday. It was my first day back, and I had two hours to myself in the morning, then a couple more hours later. These do not include any edits for this story because I'm writing it with the door closed.

"Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open" Steven King's On Writing book. The best advice he ever received. I'm following it. :D

So I'm deep in the throes of chapter thirteen and things are already taking form much different then what I expected. I'm rolling with it and I'm going to finish this draft sooner rather than later. I'm not worrying about anything just letting the words flow from my brain through my fingers and I'll fix it when it's finished.

Other than that, not much more to report.

5440 - CINDER
7 Poems
250 - microfiction piece
4 wonderful days spent in New York City.

Also, Ken A. Wood is still keeping up with his goals as well... pop over to EyesoreTimes to keep him on his toes!

OH. I guess I should write goals for this week as well... (duh! *slaps forehead* that's why I STARTED this thing in the first place)

Goals for next week:

CINDER - 6000
Two Poems (plus others from this week tweaked up)
Flash piece/challenge finished. (This one's between me and another writer for fun.)

And that's about it. I'm still trying to play catch-up from the vacation. So we'll see how it goes.

Happy writing!


K. Allen Wood said...

Awesome, Hinnster! Not a bad run for being on vacation four of those days. =)

And On Writing is a brilliant book. I've said it a million times, but that book is what finally made me see that music should have been priority number one, like it was for me. I have music and writing backwards.

So I'll always hold that book in high regard. And it wasn't really the book but a single paragraph within it.

Glad I read it, though.

Aaron Polson said...

I say shoot for 7K on Cinder. It can happen. Just do it. 150 extra words a day. ;)

Shadow said...

Great job hon. Sorry I have been such a slacker. There will not be any updates on writing from me this week or next. Working 10-12 hours a day is not very productive to getting writing done this week.
Starting May 7 I will be posting goals and keeping them!

Again good luck and great job!

Lee Thompson said...

You're awesome, Kara! Keep that momentum going and in a year you'll be amazed at how much you've finished! Yee-haw!

K.Hinny said...

Ken - Yup. I agree with you, although I'm finding most of the book intriguing. (I'm currently reading it right now.) Hard to put down and great advice all around for writers!

Aaron, thanks for the encouragement. I will do it!

Shadow - Don't worry about it hon! You are not a slacker!! Do what you need to do in your RL. Then worry about the other stuff. It's easier working on one goal at a time. And Thanks!

Lee - Thanks so much :D

Alan W. Davidson said...

Wow, 5440 words in one day! That's wicked. I liked the door closed, door open advise from King as well.

K.Hinny said...

I thought it was pretty inspiring :D Thanks for reading Alan!!

Bea Sempere said...

Nice going, Hinny! You've done better than I did this week. I wrote a poem and did some revisions on my manuscript.

I bet you'll surpass the 6000 words for CINDER this week.

Take care.


K.Hinny said...

Thanks Bea {huga!!}

bettielee said...

Cool way to post your goals, Kara! :) Good luck!

K.Hinny said...

Thanks Bettie!