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?

2 comments:

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.