Setting My Course For a New Challenge

I broke my blog streak and this sent me into a spiral of sadness before my writing friends pulled me out of it. What I needed to do, they said, is start a new challenge, but make it weekly rather than daily. That sounds good to me, so this is my new challenge. Every Friday through the end of the year I’m going to post a sum-up blog entry on my progress in achieving my goals. (How wonderful to have good writing friends!)

I’m going to divvy up the goals a bit differently because I learned from the previous challenge that it makes more sense this way. Here are the goals through the end of this year.

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Primary Novel Goal: 12,500 words per week

Additional Writing in Secondary Novel, Short Story, Farland or DWS Class Assignment, or Sea History Adventures blog: 1000 words per week

Primary Novel Editing: Half of the Book by January 1, 2019 and complete by January 16.

First three chapters of the Primary Novel sent to Eric Flint for review on December 6, 2018.

Healthful Unprocessed Diet through December 31, 2018.

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I will be participating in NaNoWriMo this year so if you’re in the Midsouth and want to join me in a few writing sprints this November, I’ll be at the Panera Bread in Germantown on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 10am to 1pm and I’d welcome the company!


Here is where I stand as of today:

Whomsoever Saves One Life (Primary Novel): 33,726 words (after cutting nearly half the scenes already written)

Ten Reasons the Pirates Always Win (Secondary Novel): 15,125 words

Completed Sea History Adventures Blog Entries: 2

Short Stories Completed: 2

Healthy Eating Streak (started on Sept. 27, 2018): 30 days


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