25 March 2010 @ 09:45 pm
New goals  
OK I am setting writing goals for myself starting today.

I'm going to make myself write 500 words of my short story before I get online. 

I've decided that I have two years of warning before my job goes away, and what if I try to position myself so that I have income from my writing before then, so I only have to look for part-time work when my position is eliminated?  So I'm going to start being a bit more disciplined about my original fiction.

Every other day I'll write 500 words and on the alternate days I'll revise 500 words of my novel.  *nods*

I know, it sounds like low expectations, but if I can start making myself sit down every night with that goal, I know myself. I try to write 500 and several nights I'll end up writing more than that. Of course, other nights I'll end up writing 5, but that's okay.
Current Mood: determined
Current Music: Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
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[identity profile] slightlyjillian.livejournal.com on March 26th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
You must do this! Great goals!

Here's another idea if you need it: When I set WC I actually make myself keep the WC. I'm not allowed to write only 350 words if I'm supposed to make it to 500. And if I check and I'm over 500, I make myself stop... unless it's to make notes of what I want to do next. Oddly enough, this strategy got me through some dry months. But maybe that's just me. *grin*
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http://lar_laughs.livejournal.com/: Heroes - friends[identity profile] lar_laughs.livejournal.com on March 27th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
I've been like that, too. A lot of words on a couple of days and then I stare at the screen and end up opening Spider Solitaire! I need to work at being CONSISTANT!

But I think that's a good goal! Go, you!
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