Monday, February 25, 2013

Goal Update

Hello, after a long absence I have returned. I don't have too much to say on this article. Rather this is just a little update on my goals. Regretfully I had intended to have a first rough draft of my novel done by the end of this month, this has not happened. However, I have picked up the project again, and I have been working diligently at getting somewhere with it. I hope to find success with this in the future. I'm finding that something better than writing for me right now is drawing. This is where I gain my inspiration as a writer as Skoora would be able to tell you in great detail. Horrible plot twists and wonderfully sentimental moments happen in my stories because of my drawings.

For this reason I've been taking some time to just focus on that creative outlet, while slowly trudging away at the opening sequence of my novel. Right now I only have a few pages, however once I can get past this initial hurdle I imagine everything will run much more smoothly. So I have a revised goal list to match my busy college schedule, and it may seem mediocre, but it is a start.
  • Write a minimum of 1000 words a day.
  • Write a minimum of five full pages a week.
  • Write a minimum of twenty pages a month.
  • Create a piece to be workshopped at least once a month.
  • Read at least one short story a day.
  • Read at least one novel a month.
These are really small goals, but I think a necessary start considering how time consuming my college studies are. So far I was successful in my five pages this week. I've done ten pages in the last two weeks, and Twenty in the last three, so I think this is a doable start. As the months progress, I will work to make these goals more challenging.
Something else to mention is I've also increased my reading exponentially thanks to procrastination and a hurt wrist. Today alone I read four novella's, and I'm working on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens, which I hope to finish by the end of next week, as I have numerous tests to study for. 

So this is just me chiming in with my goal report. 


  1. Yay for all the reading and I think those sound like reasonable goals. I might to an update on my goals as well since school has changed my habits and schedules as well.

  2. Welcome back! I think those are really great goals.