Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Biting the Bullet

I am sad to admit that I squandered away the first half of October, getting almost no writing done. (I have various excuses for this, but they are just that--excuses.) So now I'm buckling down. I'm biting the bullet. I am here to publicly declare my goal for the remainder of October.

I will write 25 pages by the end of the month to get to page 200 in my novel.

This is totally doable if I just put my mind to it and start making writing the top priority again. I've been a little lax this month.

I know this is nothing compared to those of you who are planning for NaNoWriMo next month, but for me it's a legitimate stretch.

Do you have any goals you're working on currently? Let me know. I'd love to cheer you on!


Cherie Reich said...

Good luck, Angie! I'm sure you'll reach the 25 pages by the end of the month.

I'm just trying to get things squared away before November and NaNo.

Luisa Perkins said...

You can do it, Angie! Have you tried Write or Die? It totally works for me.

Jacqueline Howett said...

Ange- In your case, its just do it!

I say, if you just write one line -you are half way home. If you right a paragraph- what can stop you after that?

So--Happy writing!

Hopefully, I won't be too far behind you in the process!

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"Where does your burning fire of inspiration come from? Do you think it has its season?

Hope it was helpful!

Good luck!

Larry and Cindy said...

Angie, Dad and I know you can do anything you set your mind to we have seen you do it over and over!!! Happy writing!!!

Angie said...

Thank you , Mom. Love you!

Nisa said...

I think I'm going to do NaNo. Maybe that will help me make writing a priority again.

You can totally meet your goal. Have fun!

Stacy Henrie said...

My goal is to finish revising one of my manuscript and send it off by beginning of next month. Good luck with writing your 25 pages - you can do it!

Terry W. Ervin II said...

It's very easy to lose focus and momentem. Hope you get your 25 and more written!

AstonWest said...

I give out my goals every week... ;-)

Now, get back to your 25 pages. :-P

Renae W. Mackley said...

I love doable goals that make you stretch but not stress. Go get 'em, Angie! My goal right now is to revise the rest of my chapters to match my winning first chapter. Then I'm going to submit.

Tyrean Martinson said...

I think that is an awesome goal! Often I try to bite off more than I can chew, and then go down in flames . . . as in, I don't come anywhere near the goal I set for myself. NaNo is an exception for me, not the rule. I would love to write that much every month, but I also love being able to be sane, spend time with my family, volunteer with worship at my church, and teach. NaNo is something I squeeze in with a lack of sleep, and I can't do that for long term.
My goals are: Revise 10 more pages before NaNo, prep for NaNo, and then NaNo like crazy for one month, and then in December - revise 50 pages, and then in January, finish my second draft/revision of The Crystal Sword. Each month has a different goal attached, and I'm trying to make them doable, and sensible (except for NaNo).

Angie said...

Good luck, Stacie! It's always so exciting to have something to send off.

Thanks, Terry. I will try.

Todd, yes. You'd better get back to work too! ;)

Tyrean, I am waaaay impressed with you. Best of luck with NaNo!

Shallee said...

Go Angie! Sounds like a fabulous goal to me. :)

I'm working on punching out another revision by the end of November to get my book out to my first round of beta readers. Not quite a NaNo, either, but still a lot of work!

Stephanie Black said...

I'd like to finish my second draft of my work in progress by the end of the month, but I'm afraid it might not happen. So I'll say . . . finish 2nd draft by November 4th.

Angie said...

Great goal, Stephanie! Good luck achieving it! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog.

WritingNut said...

Good luck! You can do it! :)

I'm hoping to finish edits over the next few weeks.