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goals for September

I’m going to reduce my goals from last month as I’m going on holiday for just over a week.  I think I’ll probably do some writing in that time, but I really just want to relax, so I’m not going to put any pressure on myself for that time.

My goals for this month are:

  • Write 6,000 words.  As per normal in any form: stories, scenes, blogs, comments etc etc.
  • 14 blogs right here on WordPress
  • 2 weekend blog posts
  • Read 2 novels.  I’ve started three, so if I can finish 2 of them that would be good.
  • Work on my writing course.  Like last month I’m not going to add a specific goal.  I’d like to reread the last module booklet and continue with the next assignment.  Basically if I can do SOMETHING I’ll be happy. Finishing the assignment would be amazing, but lets not hope for too much.
  • Continue with the Storyboard for ‘Holiday’.

So that’s it.  September.  I’m going to try to focus mainly on the writing course and reading.

I do like setting myself these goals – I’m so much more motivated when I have something to strive for.

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What to write?

I feel like I should do a blog as I’m sat at my computer with wordpress open and nothing to do really.  I should be doing my story board for ‘Holiday’.  Or maybe eating ice cream.  Hmmmm.  Which one? I think I’m procrastinating again.  Maybe I should do some of my course?

I’m really worried my computer’s going to die.  It’s getting really hot when it’s turned on.  So hot I can’t rest my right hand on it.  That’s not good.  I should back everything up I have on it just in case it does die soon.  Eek.

OK, I am going to go do something productive (after the ice cream)

Weekend procrastinating

I’m awake and up on a Sunday, ready to do some writing.  Or planning really.  I want to do a big chunk of this story board for ‘Holiday’ today.  I’ve started bits of it.  But now I’m procrastinating.  I don’t know why.  I’ve been looking forward to doing this for weeks, so I don’t really know why.  It might be that I’m not feeling 100% today; I had a migraine yesterday (the fourth in 10 days!) and have the after-effect woozy head.

Games, wordpress and Desperate Housewives aren’t helping either.  Sigh.

Ok.  I’ve done some.  I’ve also worked out the time line and how  a couple of things fit in that I was having questions over.  This is so exciting.

Ok, more procrastinating.  Making roast dinner…

August’s goals

Here we go.  Goals for August are as follows:

  • Write 10,000 words.  I achieved more than this last month so no reason why I can’t do the same this month. 
  • Read two novels.  Lee Child’s Bad Luck and Trouble, not sure of the second yet – probably one of the new chick lits that’s out.
  • Join the library near work.  I’ve been meaning to do this for months and never got round to it.  I really need to do this.
  • Work on my writing course.  I’m not going to put a certain amount of this but just doing SOME of it would be good.  I NEED to get back into the habit of doing it. 
  • Write out my ‘Idea cards’ for ‘Holiday’ and create a story board for it.
  • Practice touch typing more.  I’ve taught myself how to do this using an online program,  but I’m still pretty slow.  If I can get my speed up I’ll be able to write things as I think of them and not have to remember where my train of thought was going while I slowly write the sentence before.
  •  20 blogs on WordPress.  I was 2 short last month, so if I can be consistant from the beginning of the month I should easily achieve this.
  • Write at least one blog on a Saturday or Sunday.  I’m terrible at doing ANY writing at weekends and want to change that.  If I can start with baby steps maybe I can train myself to do it regularlly.  As that’s when I have the most free time, I really should be doing more with it!

Phew.  Lets see how I get on with them.  I might print them out and read everyday to keep them fresh in my mind daily.  Or something.

July – Done!

That’s it.  Another month is over.  Or will be in 12 hours anyway.  So how’s this month been?  I’m a year older, which actually wasn’t bad.  I feel like I’ve not done much writing, but looking at my word count I really have.  I’ve not done any of my course though.  That’s bad.  I need to work on that.

I was about to do a round up of my goals for July, but I can’t possibly do that until the month has actually finished.  I may get an idea in my head and write a few thousand words this afternoon (I know, more unlikely than man landing on Mars this year!).

I spend some time last night starting to write ideas for ‘Holiday’ on cards.  I decided I need to get the ideas straight in my head for it, as I’ve got so many pieces of paper and word documents with ideas – I need them all in the same place.  I thought I’d use a card per idea, then when it’s all out, it will be easy to take a bit out, see what’s missing etc.  I’m going to have a story board above my bed.  I would love an office I could do it in there, but until I win the lottery or get a MASSIVE pay rise/new job I’ll have to stick with my room.  *sigh*

I finished that excerpt of the new Adele Parks novel, guess what?  I want to read the whole thing.  There’s not a burning desire, but a spark of desire that’s strong enough to make me £7 worse off in the next month or two.

I was looking for  a new book to start last night – not an easy job when half my seven foot bookcase is filled with unread books.  I stumbled on a Lee Child novel ‘Bad luck and trouble’ which sounds interesting.  Not my usual chick lit genre, but hopefully the kind of thriller that will make me question why I don’t read them more.  I’m a massive John Grisham fan and have a stack of his books I have to read (luckily my step mum is too and hands them down to me!) but until recently I’ve never read anything like this.  I’m glad I started.  So, I’ll start reading this novel and let you know how I get on.  I’ve heard very good things about him so am really looking forward to it.

I am determined to do a blog this weekend.  Determined to.  It will be Sunday as I’m really busy on Saturday, but I really want to get in the habit of writing A. during weekends and B. at home not just work.  Let’s see how I get on…