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.