For those of you who missed my post about it, The Summer of Fiction Writing is described here. It is free, open to the public, and… since I may have forgotten to mention it before, has support for including all the adorable little minors you might have at home.
- Finish the first drafts of my two main projects.
- Finish and submit short stories, especially the 2019 class of Hard Drive Zombies.
- Blog regularly, and sustainably.
- Polish the current novel manuscript and get it back out on submission.
1.) I passed the 70k mark on both of my two main projects about a week ago. I have a better plot for the one about the giant, sentient spider, but I have a better grasp of the characters in the one about the cursed viking. Current score: Giant Spider 74,650; Cursed Viking, 74549. To hit 90k in both of them is a total of 30,801 words or roughly 1027 words per day.
2.) I have beginnings, middles, and ends for the zombies, at this point. They need a little more glue to keep their arms and legs from falling off, but they’re making progress.
3.) To be blunt about the blogging goal? Well, scheduling seems to be the key to this. Yes, I have to have content to go with it, but those nice, evenly spaced posts? I need to have some padding for the days I hit the trail, or someone randomly lures me away to go see eagles. Otherwise, I’m going to wind up with really choppy gaps between posts.
4.) No, I cannot yet see my reflection in the polished surface of the manuscript. (Keeps buffing.)
If you join in at Holly’s Writing Classes, give me a shout. I don’t want to miss anyone! So, what are your goals this summer? Did you take Holly’s Writing Quiz? What kind of writer did it say you are? Let me know in the comments.