Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Goals Are Good. But Sometimes, Just Let it Come Naturally

I've never set myself to a word goal before, but I did with this new project. Project Gina, I'll call it, so it's less confusing if I mention other projects at all. Haha.

Anyway, I set myself goals and I think there was only one day when I missed a goal. And then once I hit 25,000 words, I didn't bother making a new goal. Because I was going on increments of 2,000 words. And I realized that goal would take me to 29,000 but I wanted my next goal to be 30,000 because it hits more of an accomplishment mark.

So right now, because I have a really busy week, I've just been writing at my leisure, for the most part. I'm up somewhere at 27,000 and change. I don't remember how much the change part is without looking, and I have to leave for class in 30 minutes (I'm nowhere near ready...)

Another reason I've been sitting idle on my goals is that I'm sort of stuck. And that hasn't really happened with project Gina. A few times, minor, and then I've gotten through it. This is a pretty big...."What now?" I feel like I can seamlessly switch to a new scene, without it being awkward. But then I wonder if I should switch to Hell instead. I know that doesn't make sense to most of you, but it does to me. Haha. And a Hell scene feels more practical right now. But...I just had one, and I like to space those out.

Any suggestions, anyone?

Well, I'll think of something, hopefully. Maybe I need to think a little and just...Ah. See? Writing through your problems helps. I just found my solution.

I still welcome suggestions, if anyone has some! And now I must finish getting ready for - groan - class.

Until Next Time!


  1. This is so true. How many times have I been like, "I swear I'm finishing it by the end of next month" only to find myself at 17K? Sigh. It comes when it comes, I guess.

  2. It really does. I've been pretty good about sticking to my self-made goals. But the last few days, I've just been like... Whatever I write and however much gets done, that's fine with me. Pushing it only makes the editing that much harder.