Saturday, September 3, 2016

JOIN: Fall Writing Bootcamp


Every Saturday, join me as I CELEBRATE This Week 
with Ruth Ayres from Discover. Play. Build.


So far today has been a lazy Saturday and it's been pure bliss. I slept in this morning, waking up to the kids and the dog cuddled up on the bed with me and watching cartoons. Then we went to watch my six-year-old play in his first soccer game. After that he picked a local hot dog place for lunch (I had a salad...and maybe some fries). We ate outside at the picnic tables and talked about plans for the rest of the day. Now we're home. College football is on and I'm sitting upstairs on my bed with lots of writing stuff all around me. There are notebooks and binders, markers and pens, scratch paper and scrapbook paper. 

I'm in a sort of take-stock kind of headspace. I signed up for a fall writing bootcamp with the YA Buccanneers so I took time to outline my goals, set up my accountability chart, and decide on rewards for myself along the way. Bootcamp is for September and October in prep for drafting in November for NaNoWriMo. So far I've been unsuccessful with NaNoWriMo...but I'm taking the opportunity to be in a group of writers who'll motivate me and celebrate with me over the next two months and then I'll probably start drafting in November although I know I won't have the time to give NaNo a go.

My goals for the next two months are to:
1. Write everyday. At least 20 minutes of writing something.
2. Revise the current ms I've been working on. 
3. Beat sheet the next ms I would like to draft.

And the rewards I have decided on are: visiting my favorite coffee shop, filling in my accountability chart, playing Disney Emoji Blitz (I'm a little crazy for this game right now!), going out to dinner, and going to a yoga class. 

Celebrating writing and milestones in my writing along the way really helps me keep going. It's a loooooooooong journey so I might as well have fun and celebrate along the way, right?

Do you have current writing goals?
And how do you keep track of your progress and celebrate along the way?
Thanks for stopping in!

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