It’s that accountableness time again! And every Tuesday you will be
subjected to regaled by the writing progress I have made over the last week. But! I insist that I not be the only one exposing myself sounding off. Let your comments reflect what kind of suffering butt-kicking you have done too!
What I have done this week (8/23/2011-8/30/2011):
1. Finished a chapter just in time to hand in a submission to UGWP. May the force be with it, because I don’t think there was much force behind it. I was trying to finish up two chapters…but it just wasn’t to be. Ah well, I’ll get ’em next week.
2. Speaking of getting stuff next week – I did manage to figure out that I can finish the thing up in six months at my current pace…which I’ll admit I was disappointed by. But writing and immediately editing is a tough thing and it takes more time than just banging it out. Then those snarky writer’s group members find even more stuff that I have to fix. All of which I’ve already put in my Track Changes file. (That’s pretty impressive actually – I just got the critiques yesterday. Can I get a GO JENNY!)
3. I formulated a plan to finish in six months too. Along with looking at what I was comfortably accomplishing plus an extra push, I have it broken down month by month – time to bang out words and then time to revise said words each month until I’m done. (This may or may not mean something because I’ve formulated many, many, many plans in the past…the plan that I just came up with is, in fact, a revision of my previous plan.)
4. Switched novel notebooks. I know this seems so silly. However, I write faster in the cheapy little spiral notebooks when I’m working on something large like a novel – so I quit fighting it and am ignoring the pretty notebooks…which shall be saved for notes or random jottings or fits and starts. The things we sacrifice for progress.
All right guys, your turn. Whatja do?
Jenny writes dark fiction that her mother hates. Her stories and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Pantheon, Shimmer, Black Denim Lit, Skive, and others. When she’s not writing her own stuff, she’s reading mysteries for Criminal Element. When she’s not writing fiction or reviews, she’s writing/directing/performing/designing plays at Springs Ensemble Theatre.