Saturday, September 20, 2014

Searching for Quality: Week 2 of #FallWritingBootCamp

There were ups and down during the week, but I've accepted this. I can only put more effort in next week. I've already set up StayFocused again on my computer. I'm now limited more to certain websites (you know which ones) so I can still do research and so many minutes for the day. My mother also sent me a new back corset so I can sit at my desk (since I lost weight and my old one doesn't fit). It's all about the small things!

Outside of my writing, I'm helping out in products forums and looking more into computer programming. I've always enjoyed being on the computer and working with software. My husband is an app developer/programmer so I think it might be fun to help him sometimes when he needs it. We'll see what I can do, but it might be a good break from words (though, I'll be writing in different languages?).

Now, onto what words and I did this week:

What did you do last week to work towards your goals?
I started on PRAIRIE DUST's (my YA contemporary) outline. I took different aspects of the story (family, friends, love, school, for example) and wrote what I wanted to see before I envisioning how they will meld together. Eventually I can then set it into a timeline to see how they can all interact with each other. 

I've been dealing a lot with working on beginnings. I did get through the first few chapters of BRIGHT WORLD, and I realized that I needed to sit down with the outline again. I mapped out the first twenty chapters so I know exactly where I want the story to go. What I had before I didn't like and I'm not going to work for the sake of working. 



Did you meet your goals?
I didn't get through all ten chapters of Bright World like I imagined. I'm a little bummed like it, but like I said, I don't want to do something only to meet a goal. I want to have quality over quantity. 

What are you goals for the coming week?
To finish up the outline/timeline for PRAIRIE DUST.

Jump back into BRIGHT WORLD's chapter rewrite and see where my envisioned ideas will take me.

Hope everyone had a good week and here's to another one full of fun challenges!

Natasha

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