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Last week, we asked if you’d like to set goals in our WUW posts. The overwhelming response was YES, so from now on, we’ll include a writing-related goal under the "What I'm Writing" heading in hopes of keeping one another accountable. Your goal doesn’t have to focus on word count. It can be whatever you like, as long as it’s relevant to the writing process. Please try to keep your goals reasonably brief. Thanks and good luck!
What I’m Reading:
I'm still crawling through City of Heavenly Fire. Whenever I sit down to read lately, (which isn't very often, unfortunately) I fall asleep. This isn't the book's fault.
What I’m Writing:
Seeing as I was either busy or sick for most of the week, not much. I did some brainstorming and half-hearted mulling, but creativity is being a jerk lately. My head is crammed full of other non-writing things these days, so my story isn’t simmering in there the way it usually does. That’s problematic for me. I need simmering.
My writing goal this week: I want to finish the scene I’ve been working on, which will include some rewriting, and try to get back into the flow of this story again.
What Works For Me:
Like I said above, I need time to simmer, mull, steep like a teabag in water. I’m not a fast writer. I don’t do well with word sprints or NaNoWriMo. That’s partly by choice (I enjoy taking my time when choosing my words) and partly because that’s the only way I can operate. If I haven’t had time to think about my story during the day—you know, daydream a little, consider what I’ll be working on later, ruminate on some ideas, get in the right mood—then I find it really hard to jump into writing at night when I sit down to work. It’s all about getting in the zone and letting the story come to life, which is usually a gradual process for me.
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
|David's Salted Caramel tea & a Nordic mug from Jaime. Yum!|
Other than that, the house renos continued, I baked banana-cranberry muffins, planned our Christmas baking, binge watched Gilmore Girls, Skyped with my sister, homeschooled the heck out of my kid, opened my early birthday gift from Jaime, and wailed over the amount of snow that dumped on us. Overall, a fairly normal week.
So what's up with you?