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80-Day Challenge Jan 2nd- March 22nd
With the Divine’s help I will:
- Publish this blog 3 times per week
- one history post
- one video post
- one mash-up or other post.
- Submit Green Stone Trilogy Book I: The Chosen (Adult Fantasy)
- Submit The Flight of the White Falcon (YA Fantasy)
- if either book boomerangs, have sent them out again within 3 days.
- Write new (fiction) material one hour / day
Too much research about Medieval veterinary medicine needed before writing second draft:
Write 2nd draft of Ginevra: Horse Healer (NaNoWriMo 2010 book)
Wed goal: 6 pages revised
Mon goal: 9 pages revised
[The first draft is 172 page=> revise 3 pages/weekday (weekends off for research or catching up).]
- Sub: Editing Book II of the Green Stone Trilogy (promised to a friend.) Goal: EDIT 5-10 pages / day
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ROW80 Jan 8th Check-in
I met my goal of writing one hour of Vendetta: Isabetta and Catriona per day (Wed-Sat)—this isn’t too hard if I brainstorm before I actually write. (Yes, I am pantsing this novel. I know what the story basically is, who the basic characters are, and how I want it to end.)
I missed my Thursday and Friday Green Stone editing goals. On Thursday I realized that the chapter I am editing needs to be rewritten. I didn’t switch gears to a rewrite mentality and so set the project aside. I plan to begin the rewrite today (Sun). I am still giving myself a goal of 5-10 pages per day. (By rewrite, I mean typing the text back into the computer and thinking about what I am typing. This is, I have found, the only way I will rethink what I’ve written and add more details where needed. I have to do this in small blocks, however, or I will end up just shunting the words from paper to computer, bypassing the analytical brain.)
I have not posted anything to my blog, because my Resistance seems too great to overcome. I am wondering if what I think I want to do with my blog is not what I really want to do, and, therefore, the doubts. However, if I take Steven Pressfield’s word for it, then I am right on target. The clue? Resistance has grown to phenomenal proportions.
I think I will reread Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art.
Check-In Wed 4 Jan 2012
I managed to write new fiction for Isabetta & Catriona novel one hour Tues and Wed. So, I am still one hour behind. Not a problem, however. I have plenty of material to write, just need to apply fanny to chair for an extra hour.
Btw: to make it doable , I am writing for 25 minutes straight, taking a 5 minute break, and writing another 25 minutes. I find that I can convince myself to write for these short spurts without feeling overwhelmed.
Because I have just made the change from writing the second draft of Ginevre to editing book 2 of my triology, I have not completed that daily goal yet. I will begin today.
To date, I have posted one short (very short) history post, which, as indicated by the response, needs to be broadened. I have plans to do just that. (Does anyone have a ‘dread’ of writing non-fiction/history post? I am tired of writing papers for classes, and I can’t seem to shake the feeling that these blogs are more of the same. I realize that they are not: they are much shorter, and they are on topics spinning out of my research for my novels. )
I also included a video that I find fascinating. Who would throw themselves off a cantering horse while wearing armor? ouch…