Sunday, January 23rd, 2005 • No Comments on Reading, Writing and Goal Setting
Over the next few days I have to
(who am I kidding?) read Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil for my Humanities class on Tuesday and start thinking about what I want to do for my term paper (due in April, but I’m going to try to avoid procrastinating and actually start on it early. Heh.), as well as prepare submissions for four anthologies with end-of-January deadlines, which entails 1) editing a story (and trimming about a thousand words in the process), 2) rewriting another story to fit the guidelines and 3) writing two original stories.
It’s going to be a busy week.
And, as of next weekend, I plan on diving back into my NaNoWriMo novel. I
I’m about fifty pages from finishing the first draft, but it’s been two months since I completed National Novel Writing Month and I can’t remember how close I was to being finished. I am hoping that I will pick up where I left off, plow through those last couple of chapters and realize I have written a great first draft that requires a minimum of editing.
Yeah, I’m obviously on drugs.
My goal is to complete the first draft by mid-February, start preparing proposals for agents at the beginning of March and complete the final draft by the end of March. Lofty goal, that. I’m not sure I want to put it in writing and face the ridicule of anonymous readers, but I’ll take my chances. Posting my daily word count during NaNoWriMo helped motivate me to meet my goal, so perhaps this will, too. Here’s hoping.
But if you make fun of me for being a slacker when I still haven’t finished the final draft by August, I just might cry.