• Are You Writing? Week of 11.13.17

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Are You Writing?     Comments 4 comments

    Time for our weekly goals check-in!

    We’re about halfway through NaNoWriMo: Any of y’all working through a novel? How’s it going so far?

    What are your literary goals for this week? They can involve writing, editing, reading… whatever you want to accomplish, let us know below for a little bit o’ public accountability.

    Did you reach the goals you set last week? (I did, I did!) If you did, do some boasting and give yourself a pat on the back. (I pat, I pat!)

    If not, what kind of roadblocks did you run into, and how will you vault over them this week?

    And are you finding these posts helpful? Is there anything we can add to them that would be even more helpful?

    Here’s one of my favorite writing quotes, which comes from Eugene Jolas:

    “The imagination in search of a fabulous world is autonomous and unconfined.”



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    Flatlined last week. Need to get over it. Back to 2,500 words/week.

    David Duhr

    What happened to make you flatline? Anything specific, or just a momentum thing?

    Eleanor Gamarsh

    I don’t do that NaNoWriMo thing. I could never have the time to be that involved in a writing stream. I’m glad whenever I have an enough quiet time physically and mentally to do anything writing related or actual writing. Getting to write is more difficult since my husband was sick and since returning home. Having to schedule every day according to what help will be arriving and when is disturbing for me. Even as this is what I have to deal with, I am pushing back on those disturbances to get into my writing again. Come hell or high… Read more »

    David Duhr

    Hi Eleanor. I’m glad to see a renewed spirit for working on your book! I imagine it will be therapeutic. You’re right, it may be best for now not to set word count goals or time goals… just aim to slowly build momentum. Which it sounds like you’re already doing. So, keep it up!

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