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Mar 19

Writing Goals, 19th March, 2017

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I am mostly running to schedule again today. This is now the stage of the weekend where I must push the boys through their homework. I am not sure who suffers more during this process.

 

Previously on Tales of a GM:

 

  • 2 hours – Primary Goal – PTA paperwork
  • 2 hours – Secondary Goal – Write long pdf
  • 1 hour – Tertiary Goal – Webcomic compilation pdf
  • 1 hour – Social Media – Visit different Forums and write five posts or comments
  • 2 hours – Write, edit & post long blog article
  • 30 mins – Weekly Task – Plan
  • 1 hour – General Fiction
  • 2 hours – First draft a FebShoMo outline
  • 1.5 hours – Catalogue FebShoMo outlines
  • Bonus – Writing Program

 

Thankfully, I had a productive week. I made good progress with the PTA work, which really only needs me to respond to feedback on the various letters and policies I wrote last week. It is great to clear that burden of work. I also put in time on both the pdfs, even achieving more than the schedule allocated. It always makes me happy when I put in more time on a project than the schedule planned.

 

The fiction side of things likewise enjoyed good results. I catalogued the FebShoMo outlines, which will help me moving forward. Through the week I also completed the first draft for a FebShoMo outline. This was very satisfying. However, now I have finished it, I am not so sure it really works as intended. I am not too disappointed, as the main purpose was to create a first draft. I really like the story, so I am sure there will a home for it somewhere.

 

Elsewhere, my game prep went to plan, and we enjoyed a fun game of HeroQuest yesterday. The ease of my game prep is a sure sign I had an organised week. If only I can achieve that every time. The blog had a rewarding spike of traffic and I am pleased to note the warming weather. I am not a fan of being cold.

 

Moving on to this week. As we are nearing the end of term, the tempo of school events picks up. Thus, my longed-for week of focused writing will not be happening this term. Builders, chores and school events all conspired to make this a hard term for my writing. I hope for better things next term, before the long summer break. So, this week I have to cut back a little on my schedule, as I have so many other events to attend.

 

  • 2 hours – Primary Goal – Write long pdf
  • 1 hour – Secondary Goal – PTA paperwork
  • Bonus – Tertiary Goal – Webcomic compilation pdf
  • 1 hour – Social Media – Visit different Forums and write five posts or comments
  • 2 hours – Write, edit & post long blog article
  • 30 mins – Weekly Task – Plan
  • 1 hour – General Fiction
  • 2 hours – First draft another FebShoMo outline
  • 1.5 hours – Study Writer’s Yearbook
  • Bonus – Writing Program

 

The PTA work is down-graded and I must work through the sections of the Writer’s Yearbook I highlighted when I read it in January. There is no point in reading such a long book if I do not act on the advice. This is one of my tasks for this week.

 

Wishing you a productive week

Phil

 

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