May was a writing frenzy month. I wrote on my blog, I wrote essays for teaching apps, I wrote documents for work, and I managed to squeeze in some writing on my WIP. At the end of April, I had just begun it with only a chapter and a half finished. By the end of May, I added an additional 19,014 words! Over 4000 more than my goal and here's the thing...I feel like I didn't work on it enough! There were so many times I kept telling myself....quit sloshing off and go write...and of course I didn't listen to myself and kept on reading a book, browsing on twitter, or watching TV (or doing all at the same time). But this month will be different. It already is different.
- On June 1st, I turned off my cable. Gone. Bye-bye. No more TV, no more HBO. I think I may have some regrets when True Blood premieres, but for now, I haven't missed it one bit.
- On June 1st, I made a concious effort to be on twitter no longer than 15 minutes at a time. I can easily get sucked into the constant updates and conversations that take place. I turn off the tab when I write now, and don't let myself get back on until I hit 500 more words. So far, so good.
- And on June 1st, I enacted my new writing goal. Before, my goal was 15K a month and as of this month, I have decided to shoot for 1,000 words a day or 30K for the month of June. If it goes well, then I will shoot for the same in July. End result...I may have my first finished novel to print out and edit before the end of summer!
Goal: 15,000 words
Actual: 19,014 words!
June Goal: 30,000 words (eek!)
Oh and a little something to spice up of the picture-less-ness of this post...want to know where the setting of my WIP is? See below, take a guess and I'll let you know if you're right. Cheers!