Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Goal

I had every intention of posting my ROW80 progress this past Sunday, but I was having too much fun visiting the folks in Texas. I ate way to much, went fishing, played with animals on the ranch, and ate a little bit more. What can I say? I totally neglected my writing for a few short days...but I did manage to get some writing in on my 8 hour layover in Dallas.

Here are some pic's from my trip home...

My sister, cousins, and me after an awesome day of fishing on South Padre Island...that's me in the long sleeve tee. My dad treated us to beer, shrimp, and oysters! 

Me and Pumpkin the Goat at my Grandpa's.

Now that I'm back home and after careful consideration, I decided to step up my game in terms of writing goals for this round. The last couple of rounds, I always just listed "write everyday" as my goal. But now, I'm thinking I have to do a bit more than that if I want Paradox to be completed by my December deadline. So the new goal is: write at least 5,000 words a week. I usually average about 2-3k a week, so if I just push a little more and watch a little less t.v., I think I can manage it. But deadline aside, I'm really doing it for my readers. Those that have already picked up Parallel really seemed to like it (yes, much to my shock) and I'd like to have book two out before the story gets stale.

So that's it...I gotta get back to writing!


  1. There you go! I agree about refining your goal. It's good to put a word range (or time) around your weekly writing. It'll certainly help you focus on it more. Good luck!

  2. Good luck with your new goal. I'm very excited to read Paradox. And that picture with the goat is too cute!

    I gave you an award on my blog today. Stop by and pick it up when you get the chance. =]


  3. I miss TV! I feel like I hace hardly watched any during NaNo. That word count per weekly sounds good especially if it is not a huge leap from your usual writing. Also a weekly goal allows for days when the writing can't or won't happen!

    Good Luck Claudia!


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