“I’m unstoppable I’m a Porsche with no brakes. I’m invincible, yeah, I win every single game. I’m so powerful I don’t need batteries to play. I’m so confident, yeah, I’m unstoppable today. Unstoppable today, unstoppable today. Unstoppable today, I’m unstoppable today” – Sia, Unstoppable
January was a great month for writing. I didn’t know what to expect from myself for the 365-day writing challenge. Some days were easy. I had several with over 500 words for the session. I also had days I didn’t think I was going to reach my daily word count goal, either too tired to write or stuck on revisions. But I always sat down at my computer no matter how much or how little time I had. If I was stuck on the editing comments in my novel I switched to my novella or journal entry. The words always flowed for me in the end.
I ended January with a little over 8,000 words and earned 2 badges in the 365-day writing challenge, a monthly badge for reaching my daily word count goal, and a consistency badge for writing every day. I also completed all the goals I set for the month:
- revise the outline for my Rune Spirits novella,
- write2,000 words for the first draft of the novella, and
- respond to some of my editor’s comments for my novel.
I’ve kept my monthly goals low to keep it manageable during the months I have my courses.
I started my second course of the Project Management Studies program on Thursday. It runs until May 10 so the next few months will be interesting and quite busy. So far I’ve managed to write every day, exceeding my daily word count goal. It’s early still but I’m determined to get at least one badge this month. I’m going to forgive myself if I’m not able to write every day. The course takes priority and there’s a considerable amount of work to do for it.
This month’s goals are:
- Write 1,000 words of the Rune Spirits novella
- Revise the outline for the Addlesy Adventures novella
- Continue editing Long Way Down novel
Working on three projects at once may seem ambitious, but I like having multiple projects to work on. Being able to jump between stories when I’m stuck, is great. Journal entries helped me get my daily word count goals on the nights I couldn’t write or revise but I’d prefer to it goes towards a story I’m going to publish in the future, if possible. I feel more productive that way.
I’m excited to see what February brings to my writing. What are you looking forward to in February? Do you have personal goals for the month?