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Second draft done of The Things We Do

I managed to complete a second draft of The Things We Do today ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s just under 25,000 words and I’m hoping to have the novella out at the end of the year ๐Ÿ™‚ It is also the second goal completed on my quarterly goals list ๐Ÿ™‚

I think the reason why I was able to complete this 41 A4 page story is because it was mainly better written then my previous stories. When I was writing it, I often had to take breaks because I was doing split shifts for work. It gave my mind time to process how and what I was going to write next. I’m actually impressed with myself.

This is a sign that I’m maturing as a writer ๐Ÿ™‚ I feel like I’m starting to come into my own with this craft. I’m becoming more mature in my content, more capable of writing said ideas and themes. I’m gaining confidence to write what I want without worrying about how people might view it in relation to me and that gives me such freedom ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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I’m doing quarterly goals for my writing

Some time ago I searched online for something along the lines ofย goal templates. I ended up getting a whole bunch of hits in the marketing sector involving quarterly goals. But I didn’t let that get to me, I can adapt to it. So I decided that I’d try to have my writing goals set to three-month time periods. That’s a decent amount of time for having a few goals. Not loo long, not too short ๐Ÿ™‚

Last night I managed to finish my initial draft of The Things We Do, something I had kind of dragged my heels about for two weeks because I wasn’t quite sure how stylistically I was going to end it. But I was just like screw it and changed what character was being focused on.

So now my goals from now until end of July are;

  • Second draft of The Things We Do.
  • Another draft of The Backup Girl.
  • Finish writing a first draft of Beyond This Small Moon of Ours.

The last goal has been inactive since last year. I pretty much have most of the story planned out and quiet a chunk written, but I went and let myself be distracted by other stories. My bad ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I have this ultimate yearly goal of publishing three/four stories. So far I’ve got one short story out there, so I’m partially there ๐Ÿ™‚ I just need to force myself to do it.