Sunday, September 7, 2008

Setting Goals

I read on Hip Writer's Mama's blog recently about setting goals, and she'd heard the suggestion of writing 1,000 words a day. I thought I'd try it out, and I've liked it so far: 1,000 words is doable, and even if I know I won't be able to keep that pace every day, it is nice to think that writing a 1,000 words a day would mean a finished manuscript in two months.

Of course, we should all just not mention how I've totally put one manuscript that needs revisions on hold while I dash off to write another. Darn my schizo-writing mind!

4 comments:

Christine M said...

A very doable goal. And it doesn't matter which thing you are working on. Giving your other project some breathing space may be just what you need to be inspired.

PJ Hoover said...

But that's such a great thing to do - to put aside the other manuscript. The more time between, the better.
And it is a great goal!

beth said...

Thanks :)

...but I also know that I'm only doing that in order to distract me from the other and because I hate revising. It's my laziness shining through!

Anonymous said...

I agree, Vivian. Start of the school year is definitely the start of my creative year, as well. Good luck with all your goals! Looks like a nice balance.