How I did on last week's goals: My wordcount goal was 3,500. I managed to write 5,200! This was also the week I hit 20K! *happy dance*
My goals for this week: Upping my word count goal to 4,000. I did some math and realized if I average 4K a week, I could have a 60K draft by the end of RSW. Which I would LOVE. Here's to trying!
But I'm also going to try and remember it's okay if I slip up one day and don't write. I'm guilt-motivated and feel crazy guilty if I don't write when I told myself I would. Gotta let myself off the hook a little!
A favorite line from my story:
Lately my life feels like Carla’s car the time she got it stuck on the wet lawn at a house party senior year, wheels spinning and spitting mud everywhere but never moving. A guy from stage crew had chains in his car and had to tow us onto the driveway. We wound up at the self-service carwash at two A.M., blasting mud off the car so her parents wouldn’t find out we’d been at a party.
Biggest challenge this week: I sat down on Saturday to write, and I just COULD. NOT. FOCUS. I had zero desire to dive into my story, no clue where I was going with it. Naturally I panicked, convinced it was all over for me. (I tend to be a bit dramatic at times.) So I walked away, read AMY AND ROGER'S EPIC DETOUR (Can I just say...AMAZING book!), and took the pressure off myself. Then around 10 that evening, I sat down and wrote through the block.
That's why one of my goals for the week is to not put insane pressure on myself to write every day. If I need to take a day off once in a while, it's okay.
Something I love about my WiP: The anticipation of where the story is going. I wrote a scene yesterday that sets up (what I hope is) a big scene between the two best friends who've grown apart. I don't have the scene planned out or have any clue how it'll go, so I'm excited to see what these ladies do!
How did you all do this week? I'm cheering for everyone! :)