Monday, May 07, 2007

Back to Writing

I sort of fell off the writing horse in January. It took until the end of April to get back on.

There were several contributors to said falling. The manuscript that I spent most of last year writing was finally in the editing stages. I didn't like what I was finding. Too many problems, not enough solutions. I still really loved the main character, but I didn't know how to make the novel better.

During the next couple of months, I started toying with another idea. I'm totally obsessed with it. So I was finally able to put aside "Choices" and start on something new.

I needed forward motion.

So, the word meter is now a page meter, as I'm back to writing long hand, instead of typing. The goal for May is 3 pages a day. This might be a bit ambitious as I'm behind already. We'll see.

What is your goal, writing or otherwise, for the month?


Judy Merrill Larsen said...

Glad you're back on the horse! My goal for the month is 5000+ words/week. I'm one-third of the way through what I hope will be my second novel, and want to have a finished draft sometime in June. I write long-hand too, and shoot for 10 pages a day (it's usually more like 7).

slpenney said...

Thanks, it feels really good. This has been a really weird book for me. I usually write linear, but this one is coming in bits and pieces. Long hand worked better, plus, it's portable for visits to the park with the little guys.