New month, new goals. In February, I finished the rewrite of Taunt, wrote the first draft of a novellette, finished a short story - and met my daily writing goals in the second half of the month.
In March, my goals are:
- 500 words a day, Monday to Friday (at least)
- 5,000 words a week (at least)
- Plot Tempt
- Work on fae novel
- Finish a short story
It's only three weeks so I don't expect to finish anything apart from the short story and the plot. The fae novel could require a re-plot, it depends on what happens when I read through the notes and partial draft. My biggest problem with this one is that I haven't figured out POV yet. I kept switching between first and third and then thought about having two or even three POVs. Make a decision, already!
The short story goals are there purely to give me a regular(ish) achievement. I struggle so much to perfect a novel that I need the shorter stuff just to feel like I've finished something and am not a complete failure. I'm trying a lot of new things this year, trying to face up to fear and embarrassment a bit, and to get rid of that special voice in my head that stupidly tries to tell me that I can't possibly force myself to write short stories unless I get inspired by something, like, deep and shit.
The whole family have been struck down with a cold this week - even my never-gets-sick OH is all manfluey. My older daughter decided to get up out of bed and cut her hair because she wanted boy hair. She didn't get very far with the safety scissors but it still needs fixin'. The baby headbutted me yesterday and gave me a lovely trout-pout. The dogs ripped apart the bins, leaving a great mess on the floor for us to wake up to. The twins have figured out how to open the front door and run outside in the five seconds it takes for one of us to leggit out after them. Teamwork, baby. One. Of. Those. Weeks.
I'm doing this half-asleep`(what's new?) so sorry if I get the info wrong but JL Bryan, author of Jenny Pox and the Haunted Ebook, is on a blog tour (check it out, lots of prizes) and will be giving away free copies of his ebook over at Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick. If you tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment with your twitter handle on the blog, you'll be in with a chance to win a copy. If the book makes it to the top ten in Horror on Amazon, he'll be giving away a Kindle DX on his blog tour.