So what happened last night?
Not just any dream, but a dream inspiring a new story. Normally I have very vivid dreams, but this one was shadowy. I woke up and remembered little, except this: She was only eighteen, but she was the new queen and desperate to find her king. The fate of her world and Earth depended on it.
Are you kidding me?
I can barely find time to write the two I'm working on, much less start obsessing over a new one.
But, thus is my muse-driven life.
So, with all this energy and determination (and commitment) to write, how did I do this last week. Well...
A Round of Words in 80 Days
Writing: My goal is to write 500 words a day minimum, my test mile. Since Wednesday, I've written 0 words toward my WIP. I've done some outlining and mental planning, but zero words. UGH! Yet, I've written a total of 1,195 words for blog posts.
I'm starting to believe the muse only gives me so many words a day, and the blog posts are sucking them away. I need to dedicate my #teamsprinty #ROW80 wordsprints to my WIPs only. (I did one on Friday, but needed to finish an editing project).
Editing: Speaking of editing, I finished another project and ready to start on more. I'm hoping to really kick it into high gear in May, so I can ease back in June.
Blogging: Daily, thanks to Blogathon and BlogHer's NaBloPoMo. My favorite this week: Five Reasons I Try Things that Terrify Me. Now I just need to keep taking my own advice and write these novels. Yes, I'm terrified of failure, but you can't win if you don't begin!
Social Media: This is where the challenges overwhelm me. I want to get around to as many blogs as possible, but with it's near to impossible. I loved A to Z and couldn't visit nearly as many as I wished. It's frustrating. I end up visiting people who visit me first and then trying to visit more.
Reading: I read a great, but demanding, book recently. Although I enjoyed it, it took way too much out of me mentally. I need a light read, and quick! This book, which I will review this week on Mom in Love with Fiction, jumped all over time and included lots of science and technology details.
Exercise: Today is No Diet Day, but I shall not let that deter me. ;-) Still running and trying to avoid sugar.
1. Write a minimum of five days a week for a total of 2,500 words on my works in progress.
Well, darn it. I wrote five days, but only 500 words of it was for my WIP. Must. Do. Better.
2. Get current novel, Depression Cookies, up on Smashwords by month's end.
Still working on this goal, and I should meet it early. Dare I say.
3. Read a book every 10 days, plus at least one craft book in the month of May.
On goal, but need to start a craft book soon.
I will survive May, and I am determined to learn from it. One thing I've already figured out... June and July are novel-writing months. My blog will be relegated to 3-4 times a week postings if it kills me. I need to devote my writing muse to my novels.
How's everyone else doing this month?