250 words per day/1750 words per week, both new handwritten and old typed
Weekly Progress: 0 words
Every Wednesday of ROW80 I will write an update of my reading goals and each Sunday will be an update of my writing goals. I am also tweeting daily updates of my writing goals. This post is late and I have not been tweeting anything :(
Ok, I have been
slacking on avoiding my writing update posts. Why? Well, basically, there has been no writing going on. None at all. For this reason and others, I have decided to adjust my goal.
When I write, I always write by hand first and type later, so I have decided to adjust my goal to include the handwritten words and the typing of those words. That may seem like cheating, since I am technically writing the same words twice, but when I type, I also do a little editing. It has taken me some time to accept this as part of my goal, but I think I am finally ready to cut myself some slack.
I also find that there are some days when I like to write and some when I don't want to write at all, so a daily goal does not make much sense for me. On the days I want to write, I can easily write 1,000 words in one sitting. If I don't want to write, I have a hard time even getting out a sentence. This realization has me changing my goal from 250 words daily to 1750 words weekly. Now I will no longer feel guilty if I am not in the mood to write.
I am going to try my hand at A Month of Letters again. Maybe that will help me get started. My first letter was a birthday letter to my hubby, number two is a birthday letter to my mom, and the third is a birthday card to my BIL. Next I want to write a letter to my granddad and my godmother. I hope I can follow through with the whole month this time around.
I think that this new goal is going to work so much better for me, and I am excited to get back to getting back to writing :) Have you had to adjust your goals yet?