Hi Everyone! Round Four of ROW 2012. A fresh beginning. A chance to anchor a year of hard work.
I’m going to be a bit looser with my goals this round (we will NOT discuss Round 3 beyond saying: “Chaos happens.”). Which is to say that I’m not setting any “round long” goals, other then, write daily.
That writing will amount to four hours a day. Like last round that time may be designing (plot, character, etc.), drafting or editing. I’ll list my plan for the coming week with each update.
The reason I want to approach things this way is that the chaos of life loves to screw with long term production plans. But, I’ve learned that if I write out the long range plans, break them down into week size bites, then daily bites – well, I actually get more done then I planned. Even when chaos is happening.
So, for week one (Oct 1-6):
-Finalize outline for “Ben” (novella). This is almost done. Should be final by tomorrow evening.
-First Draft 15k of “Ben”, which is about half of the expected word count. I am a hybrid FastDrafter, so on days I am doing a first draft I average about 5k a day. By hybrid, I do use a treatment style outline and scene/sequence index cards – stream of consciousness is for brainstorming (at least for me).
-Social Media Expansion. Yep, by the next check in you’ll be seeing me in a few new spots. Also trying to get a new Gravatar in the mix and making sure that my platform is interconnected, which I’m fairly certain it isn’t. Oh, and hoping to write a new blurb for myself and get that consistent across the platform.
That’s all for now.
Be sure to get out and support your fellow ROWers!