As any writer knows, goals are important to have. They- when stated correctly- give us something to strive toward and hopefully spur us on in those times our motivation or focus tends to wan. And trust me, that happens a lot, at least to me. Particularly of late. Though, it’s more been the lack of focus than motivation. I have the motivation, but when I sit in front of the screen for ten, twenty minutes, just staring at it… and then I get distracted by the easiest things XD
Anyway, what was I saying? Oh right, goals! I was thinking seriously about my writing goals lately, especially with Camp Nano on the horizon. I have a lot of writing goals, I realize.
- I need to edit the first draft of the Death Knell Sounds, the first novel I ever actually finished (thanks to NaNo)
- I need to finish the sequel of that novel (Mortal Choreography) which I started the next NaNo
- Once that is finished, I need to write the next draft of that
- I need to write the third and final novel of that trilogy (to be titled ‘Fatal Gauntlet’)
- I need to finish the Snowflake that I started for my first Camp Nano (working title is ‘Blood Runs True‘), which quite honestly is shaping up to be another trilogy… because I have a problem XD
- Need to finish the Snowflake for the 2015 NaNo that is actually the Wyverns!
- Once the Snowflake is complete, need to then finish the first draft that I started!
- I need to keep updating The Start of Something twice a week, if at all possible
- Oh yeah, and I need to keep updating here at least twice a week!
I’m looking at this “small” list and cringing a little. Mostly because I know it isn’t all I want to do eventually, but it’s a good start. The problem is just picking one and going with it. I think I’m going to give myself tonight to mull over what one I need and/or want to do the most, then I will start tomorrow. Is this a form of procrastination? It’s entirely possible XD but I think giving myself time to reflect on what I really want to focus on is important. And I’m sure some of you are saying why not do all of them? Or work on a couple at a time? I most likely will. For instance, number 8 and 9 should be fairly easy to keep up with in terms of time and attention-span. So those I can actually work on as I go and as I need a bit of a break from everything else. What I really need to decide on is what project I want to work on. I’m torn between them, so giving myself some time to reflect might help. At least, this is the hope. So for now, I am going to curl up with ‘The Silkworm’ by Robert Galbraith (a pen name for J.K. Rowling) and think! The next few days, I might put up a post with the things (programs, apps, books) that help me write ^^ So, what goals do you have for writing?