I spent most of today planning learning activities for my toddler, designing and printing planners, surfing the net for teaching ideas, filling in aforementioned planner... I am completely drained after that.
So, it's not a great night tonight in terms of wordcount. 204 words. (I wrote more in my novel notebook than I did on the actual draft.) BUT, on a positive note, those 204 words did give me some ideas about events to come in the novel.
And onto my goals:
Goal 1: To write at least 4 pages longhand in each writing session
Er, no. Not tonight anyway. I'm at 83% in terms of wordcount goal for this month, but this is where my writing streak ends in terms of this particular goal. <sigh>
Goal 2: Do some writing-related activity even if for only five minutes a day
Yes. I mulled over the situation as it stands in the novel right now and wrote up the ideas in my novel notebook, so I can definitely tick this box!
Goal 3: Have a first draft almost complete by the end of this Round
Step by step. That's how I'll achieve this one.
I'm reading an EXCELLENT book right now - For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund. EXCELLENT. It's YA and it's inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion. It's set in the distant future in a society where there are two types of people: Luddites and the Reduced. But times are changing and a new class is emerging, the Post-Reductionists, who are beginning to explore the world and challenge the beliefs and traditions of the Luddites. There's a de-railed romance between a Luddite, Elliot (named after her grandfather), and Kai, a Post-Reductionist. It's an Unputdownable book. A keeper. I'm reading a copy from the library, but I'll be ordering one to buy and keep on my bookshelf. It's that good. :)
Hope your week has been going well.