I’m Celebrating the Small Things as ever. 🙂 Which means….
I wanted to share this meme with you guys, as I think you might like to jump on board and share your writing goals (or any other crazy-ass goal). Mine is a crazy goal, inspired by Misha over at Five Year Project, creator of the following meme.
So, please welcome Misha’s meme to my blog.
You may have noticed that I’d popped the badge on my side bar a few weeks ago (I designed it for the meme) and wondered what it was about. She wants us all to write about any longterm goal (I write about my short term goals with other Rowers for the ROW80 meme, which is presently on a break, and awesome) on the last Friday of EVERY month and to visit the other crazy goal keepers listed on the linky at her blog, here.
I was too late to post about it last month (when I discovered it), so saved it for today. So, this is my first update for Misha’s meme about crazy goals.
So, here I go. 🙂
What’s my longterm crazy goal?
To complete the Supes Series by end of 2014.
What’s so crazy about that?
1) I need to finish the re-writes on Finding Luna, get it professionally edited and published.
2) Then outline, write, re-write, edit and publish Finding William (working title), all by the end of next year.
3) This also includes all promotion, book cover creation, and formatting for both books.
4) I also need to raise the editing costs somehow. Um!
After a rethink, and in light of my present ill health, I fear this is no where near doable. But dang it, I need to try. I may well find the production of the final book of the trilogy has to bleed into 2015, but with a goal in place and you peeps to push me forward, I’m hoping much of the trickle over will be publishing/marketing based as appose to writing/editing.
Progress made during the month.
Not a great start, but I started this meme in a crappy place.
Practically this whole month has been spent in a zombiefied state, fighting to stay awake, feeling drained or sick or both, and frustratingly re-reading every page of anything I read several times until I absorb the information.
As writing is out, I’ve tried to section the first draft MS using parts, then scenes, but my brain fog is resisting all efforts to even organise it ready for re-writes, let alone actual re-writes. I even spent several days sleeping, ignoring the goal entirely, hoping with enough undistracted rest I’d be able to come at it again with some sort of energy and brain power, but alas, nope! No luck.
NB: I have an operation 30th Sept which I’m hoping will shed some light on my illness and lead to a treatment which will get me back to full throttle. I work well and damn hard on full throttle 🙂
But this post isn’t about illness or doctors appointments, it’s supposed to be about writing and my writing goals. So I’ll concentrate on that.
I’ve read Cathy Yardleys books about plotting and revising in the absence of actually being able to do either. Shameless plug: you’ll find loads of other great writing books in my new shop! I’m at least empowered by tips and know-how I didn’t have before, and ready for a fresh approach when things get back on track. Hopefully that will be before the next update, so I’ll have lots of progress to share instead of gripes.
I would normally sign up for Novel in a Month but in my present condition I’d bomb, bigtime. *Groan.
But are any of you spending October planning to dive in, in November?
In other news:
I’ve stopped using Feedburner for my feed. It’s been another cause for headaches this past few days, and along with advice that Feedburner may simply abandon us any moment, I decided to leave them behind. I’m not sure if I’ve done it correctly or how to hold on to the subscribers I have left (almost 500 subscribers disappeared in one day from one Feedburner list on Wednesday).
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