Hello Weekend Writing Warriors. I’ll be taking a couple weeks off while I finish my latest WIP. I’ll be back soon.
For weeks, I’ve been talking about my struggles with my WIP. I haven’t been able to get it done and time hasn’t been the only problem.
This week, I came across a post listing 10 Self-Limiting Habits Successful Writers DON’T Have. It’s a mouthful, but it’s such an empowering read. By the time I was done reading the post, I was ready to rock.
I cleaned up my beat sheet and spent a good amount of time thinking through my story.
Click. Click. Click.
I finished a read through, kept going, and finally yesterday I typed “The End.”
The WIP is no where near ready for submission. I still have a good bit of character arch to clean up, several read throughs to complete, and my betas to get past, but I’m a huge step closer to hitting send.
I see now that I had pushed myself up against a wall these past few weeks, and I couldn’t see the finish line. You better believe I’ve bookmarked that post. It clearly helped me to push past whatever was holding me back.
The Goals – week-6 results
- Spend at least 1-hour a day with my characters- done. 🙂
- Daily progress in writing craft, word count, editing, and/or plotting- not done. My week started off slow. Well, crazy busy on the evil day job front. By mid-week my focus was back on track, thanks to that fab post. I finished my read through and finished the last scene too. I also added 1k.
- Take care of and be kind to myself (start w/ a relaxing ritual and daily breaks from technology)– done. I worked through a lot of stuff this week. I’m proud of that. I also took breaks from technology this week and boy did it help me stay recharged. I also stepped back from a couple tasks and I’ve used the time well.
What you might have missed here this week: