Monday, April 15, 2013

Late Check-in and Little Progress

Not real pleased with my progress this week.  Since I've so far missed all the Wednesday check-ins, which is fine - I was thinking maybe I'll just be one of those Sunday check-in only people.  However, since I'm a day late for my Sunday check-in (spent the morning reading the rest of an awesome book, called A Turn of Light by Julie Czerneda, which I don't regret at all, but spent the afternoon watching television and folding laundry because I just didn't want to turn on my computer, which I do regret a bit), and my progress this week was kind of negligible, I'm thinking maybe shooting for a Wednesday check-in will motivate me to do better this week.

So anyway, quick update of the status of my goals:

1) Write 25,000 words

I spent most of my writing time working on a background for a D & D character - which I do count as writing practice because it's character building, and figuring out what events in my character's past actually resulted in the stats on the character sheet.  I tend to agonize over such things, and spend a lot of time reading setting books and whatnot to fill in all kinds of details.  I also rarely actually finish character backgrounds, because I spend so much time trying to make them perfect.  So the fact that I actually finished this one, even though I consider it a long way from my best work, and handed it in to the GM before the game started is a minor victory.

Wrote 2014 words this week, for a total of 5710 toward my goal.  Not horrible.

2) Post on Blog once a week - besides check-in posts
Fail.  Saturday was kind of crazy, so I didn't get my post in.  I guess that means I get to do two this week.

3) Write first draft of short story
No progress.

4) Make progress on Last Words
No actual writing progress, but a book I'm using for research came in at the library and I picked it up, so I hope to be reading that this week and making some notes.