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Well, last week was about as much of a bust with making goals as keeping them. So, listing goals = better chance of making them.


This Week:

write 10 mins a day
write at least 3 public journal posts
work in my writing journal daily

Updates

Sep. 8th, 2017 11:39 am
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Currently working on lesson 4 of HTTS, so that has been moving along at a good pace. this lesson might take me a little longer because i don't want to half ass it like I did last time. I'm writing the SENTENCE for 3 story ideas, even thought I know which one I'm going to pick to work on throughout the class, because the practice of condensing the major points of the story together like that is a good thing.

No new book read this week. Started rereading Nalini Singh's Psy changelings series. Again. Just felt like some good ole comforting stories about characters I love time was needed.

So, I haven't worked on a book review either.

Nor have I written any short stories.

I suppose it's been a 50/50 week so far.

I have spent my allot 30 mins a day dealing with writing related stuff. Made all but one of my 10 min writing sessions.

Will post new goals monday.

New starts

Sep. 4th, 2017 06:12 pm
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So, we have had our first meeting of the new accountability group and have formed a party on Habitica to help motivate us. So far so good.

I am moving on to lesson 2 in HTTS now and have also been working on worldbuilding for the idea I had last time I tried this course. Now, I'm not supposed to be world building, but for the idea I have I really need to flesh out some of the government and religion because they are part of what is driving the characters.

I also want to get at least one book read this week.

And maybe write a book review. Try to get one done a week till I feel confident about how I want to do them, and if I want to do them.

Debating what else I could write about besides just books. I don't play enough of the new video games to make that something. What else nerdy do I do a lot I could blog about? Time to toss on the thinking cap for that I guess.
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Major Goals for the Month:


Restarting How To Think Sideways course.

Write for 10 mins a day.

September Story a Day Challenge


I've read through HTTS but haven't completed it all the way. And, to be honest, I jumped over a few lessons that wanted to deep dive into my soul a bit further then I felt comfortable going at the time. This time I'm going to work on each lesson fairly and try to accomplish the ones that scared me before. As the first lesson states: SAFE never starts.

Time for me to stop playing it safe and start some shit.



This Weeks Goals:


Lesson One

2 stories
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Kind of like to win the lottery you must play...I'm going to make some goals so I can reach them. Time to stop half assing my way to making writing a part of my job life. If I can accomplish some things, sell some things, then I can sit down and assess if this is something I have the mental fortitude to actually make a paying self sustaining job choice.

And while I could step up and be more active on select writing comms and use their goal boards, I have a feeling I wouldn't do much.

Here, while others can read it, the writing and goal keeping is more for me. But, being on the internet and among a group that can read my posts, I'm hoping will give me more desire to actually attain, or at least comment on the lack of success of my plans.


Hard to believe I was super active on the internet back when livejournal was the thing and facebook a tiny little spec of the webs.

As I've gotten older and life has changed, I don't feel the need to broadcast my every little thing. But, maybe by talking about my writing and showing it can be done no matter how much anxiety and fear show up dressed in their fancy duds to look down on the attempts, I can help the few lost souls who stumble upon this little shadow I'm casting upon the world.

ideas

Apr. 6th, 2016 11:08 am
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I started writing down notes on a story ideas a couple months ago during lunches and breaks at work and while I had my mind set on focusing one character, when I jotted down a couple pages of story it was with on of the secondary characters and now I'm debating making her my main focus of the story.
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Well, I missed my first check in for GYWO. BY one day. I knew I should have hopped over here to double check yesterday.

Had some interesting ideas coming at me while working last night. Wrote a few of them down, but it never feels as right as when the ideas first start rolling through one's mind.

However wrote about 2300 words during the month. Not great, but better. Now if only I could get that much on one set project instead of a prewriting on different ideas.
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Well after having a day off from work that was going to consist of chores, then became a Diablo 3 marathon play session, and has been some what redeemed by doing dishes and starting laundry, I have sat down to address writing.

I have been looking at some courses but most are junk. I know that. I don't really need them so much as I need the accountability. And, as bad as it sounds, spending money on something like that would guilt me into writing more than I do now.

So, if I have to go to such extremes to write, why do I want to write?

I loved writing before. I love the community of writers I found all those years ago. A handful I still talk to occasionally. For a while I found some community in the gaming world, but while I did fall in love with my boyfriend there....it wasn't the same. I was using online games (WoW) to hide from what I thought was my failure at writing. AKA, the dreaded rejection slip.

I hid for a VERY long time.

I have perhaps lost my way back to writing.

But I'm actively searching for that path now. I have to have faith I will find it.

Television

Jan. 22nd, 2016 09:58 am
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There are way too many superhero shows on now. I want to watch them all, but time is in short supply. Having a boyfriend who watches them all and who wants to game as well makes finding time to write a challenge sometimes. I didn't have this problem before when I wrote steadily. Then it was just me and a job and finding time to pet the cats and dogs.

Granted it's a good problem to have. Even though I am some what solitary, having someone to share life with is kinda cool.

Anxiety

Jan. 19th, 2016 04:56 am
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Trying to get back into writing isn't helped much by stress at work and in general life. Once upon a time I used my writing to escape from that stuff, but it no longer works. Not like it used to anyway. I blame video games. After losing yourself in online worlds sometimes it's hard to do it on your own again. Even for an introvert like me.

I am going back over some lesson plans I have for writing stories just to get the mind thinking and hoping I can forget for a couple hours how my day job (well, night job since I work 3rd shift) is not in a great place at the moment.
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Work seems to be the best time for my mind to come up with ideas of characters and scenes. I think it's because most of the work is repetitive so I can let my mind wonder.

Or it could be because my muse is as contrary as fate and likes to come up with ideas when I can't really write them down right away.

Day One

Jan. 15th, 2016 11:32 am
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Trying to get back into the groove of writing is not an easy thing after having been away from it for so long.

Life has calmed down a little bit so I am hoping this is the time to do it. Been reading like crazy over the last few months. And reading has always gotten my creative muse dusting off her hands to do things.

Various ideas i have been playing with are a mystery story set in a fantasy world. I have two worlds that I have been slowly jotting down ideas for, but no characters have really popped up and shouted "tell my story damn it!" yet.

The few characters who do jump to the attention of my muse never seem to know what they want out of life. And they are not real forthcoming about discussing options.

The year is young though. So I am hopeful.

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