TSK and my goals for the rest of the year.

Hey everyone. 

 

I’ve got the whole day to myself, so I’m really going to knuckle down and edit. I set myself a pretty good working day. So, coffee and toast followed by clocking on at 9am. Hubby will be home at 4pm so I’ve 7 full hours. 

I’m not too sure I can take a full hit at that length, but I’m going to try. I’ll take a little time off for lunch. And then be right back at it. 

 

One of the worst things about being an early bird, is that you get all your big jobs done before most people are even up on a Sunday. I can never get much of a sleep in. Always awake at the same time every day. No matter where I am or what I am doing. 

 

I bet it will be the exact same thing when we’re on holiday next week. Oh well. Least there is plenty of writing/editing to go through. 

 

So, my goals really at the start of the year, and after nanowrimo were to polish this novel up and get start the process of querying this year. I do still aim to complete that polish, but my own realistic goals have to give me time in the summer for my animals. And I kinda forget through the winter how much time they really do take up. 

 

I’m going to strive to get through the rest of the edits needed in the next four months. If I pull my finger out. Which I have been doing. Then I think I might just make it. 

 

Keep your fingers crossed for me, I’m pushing on. Got Bobby for company so at least I have someone to chat too. lol 

 

🙂 

 

I will report my day, later… just so you know. 

 

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The goal

I’ve had a couple of days of just pottering about with the writing and this morning we went out to get a little shopping so I didn’t get to do as much as I wanted.

However, I was quite impressed with today’s output.  1500 words… taking my total to 44,500

More for the creativeness of it than the word count. Having characters inside a whole story world come to life and make their own decisions is just amazing.

The TSK world is solid, plotted and planned. But, there is still room for characters to pop and come alive.

That happened today with a character who is in the series, but hasn’t yet appeared in the novel. It was totally enlightening.

I now have had to set myself another goal. Now that nanowrimo is technically over and my novel isn’t finished, it would be so easy for me to procrastinate December away and not get it done. I want to get it done however for my birthday weekend. 15th of Dec.

So, writing 1500 words a day and I should meet my target. I should have this part of the puzzle done and dusted. Will it be easy? No… because these characters are alive, thinking and feeling.

I guess I will have to see what happens… it is just so exciting though.

Once I have it finished, I am going to take a little break, print it out and then start the editing/organizing process.

🙂