Well, I did a little better than I did last week…
I wanted to try an experiment; every day, when I came home from work, I would write one thousand words a day. It didn’t matter if it was complete and utter crap (cause most of my first drafts are usually just that), it just had to be one thousand words. Following that logic, I would be adding at least five thousand words per week to the story. I could go back and revise anytime I wanted.
Yeah…I was able to do that one day this week.
Three weeks into this little project and you may begin to wonder if I secretly hate the writing process, or I’m just getting burned out. Neither, I say. I’m just lousy at budgeting my time and managing my (surprisingly chaotic) personal life. Things were much more hectic than normal this past week, and it really impacted how much writing I could get done. All said and done, I think I may have added 1.5k words to Atherean Defenders.
So how did the week go?
What Went Right
Progress was made on the final version of Atherean Defenders. The first three chapters, building up to the epic adventure underwater, are just about done. I have made no revisions to Chapter One since posting the excerpt. Slow progress is better than no progress.
I have one definitive offer to publish Atherean Defenders, which means the book would appear in print.
I’ve gotten my weight down to 271lbs, which is down from the 290 I weighed at New Year. My goal is 269lbs by Monday and 220lbs by July.
What Went Wrong
Came up short on the word count. I wanted to accomplish 5k words, only got 1.5k done. I need to get better at managing my time.
Wanted to hit the gym three times this week; made it once. Wanted to train three times a week, only managed once.
Wanted to release a blog for parents on buying video games for their kids, and I haven’t even written it yet.
Lesson learned this week? Get Better At Time Management.
Next Week On Life As I Play It
Wednesday: An Introduction to the ESRB For Parents (For Real This Time!)
Friday: Writer’s Diary 3-4-11
Sunday: An Excerpt From Atherean Defenders; “Brothers”
Goals: Week of 2-28-11
-Complete at least 3k words on Atherean Defenders
-Release ESRB Blog on time
-Plan weekly writers series “The Road Home”, dealing with freelancing and getting paid to write
-Spend at least four hours in the gym.
-Spend at least four hours on the heavy bag.
-Lose five ponds
-Order Business Cards
-Resume work on http://universalwarrioronline.com
-Sell at least three TV products
So closes another week! Thanks for reading and best of luck in your endeavors!
(c) Avery K. Tingle for Akting Out LLC
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