Saturday, September 13, 2014

Moving Ahead with #FallWritingBootCamp

I haven't done a lot of updating on the blog since there is so much that has been going on since the last post (more about that soon). However, I finally see autumn and winter slowing things down a bit for me. I want to focus more on my writing goals so this is a wonderful thing. I joined the YA Buccaneers Fall Writing Boot Camp to help with keeping me on track. It runs from September through NaNoWriMo (November, in writer speak), which is perfect for my goals.

My September goals are simple:

  • To complete the rewrite of the first twenty chapters (half) of BRIGHT WORLD.
  • To a draft of an outline for my NaNoWriMo YA contemporary project, PRAIRIE DUST.

Onto my weekly check-in!

What did you do last week to work towards your goals?
I decided to simplify things. Lately, I've been taking writing books and notebooks, along with my laptop, to cover my various projects. This Friday when I went to my local cafe, I packed up only my laptop and Nook (which I use as a reference). It was easier for me to focus on one thing. I wasn't able to avoid something or do the least important of the tasks first. Less distraction!

Sophie loves Wonderbook!

Did you meet your goals?
I was able to get through the rewrite of the first two chapters of BRIGHT WORLD (this week's goal), and get things rolling on Chapters 3-5. I rewrote the first part of Chapter 3 and I'll take a look at that on Monday.

What are you goals for the coming week?
I would like to get through the next ten chapters of BRIGHT WORLD. There are also things I want to get written down in PRAIRIE DUST into some type of order this week, and then the following week get that into a school year format. We'll see how this goes!

I will continue to read through Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer in my spare time and I'm finally going to pick up Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass from the library.

Here's to a great week ahead!


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