Goal 1: To write at least 4 pages longhand in each writing session
I'm pleased that I've managed this every day of Camp so far. Tonight was a challenge - it was Date Night (one of our rare evenings to get a couple of hours to ourselves) and the babysitter was booked. No writing done BEFORE we left the house, so I sat down to do it when we got home. (It wasn't a late night but it was great to catch up!). I flew through the scene and surprised myself with what flowed out onto the page at the same time. And I managed it tonight without the aid of background music from my playlists spilling out of my earphones. Having some idea of what I want to write before I sit down to write it is definitely a big help. It's a focus. I've been thinking about the scene off and on all day and that is perhaps why everything flowed so easily once I sat down to write. And who knows? Maybe that triggers something in the subconscious and that's where the surprising elements sprang from?
Goal 2: Do some writing-related activity even if for only five minutes a day
This goal was meant to cover those days when I couldn't indulge in a full writing session of four pages of foolscap. On those days, I don't have license to forgot about my WIP completely - I want to keep it in mind and ask and answer questions about the story or the characters etc.
Goal 3: Have a first draft almost complete by the end of this Round
As long as I keep up my wordcount and keep thinking about my WIP, this one is taken care of!
And that's my first update for this Round.
(I'm not quite sure exactly how many fellow ROWers I'm supposed to visit, but in order to keep it manageable, I thought I'd follow up with the blogs listed in the linky that share the same (second) digit as mine. e.g. if my blog is listed as number 46, then I'll follow 6, 16, 26, and 36 and so on.)
Ah! The link is up this morning (Thurs) and here's the linky.