Do you set a goal for the number of nights you’d like to spend under the stars each year?
A lovely dispersed campsite near Stevens Pass.
I find it easy to get swept up in “busy” if I don’t pre-plan my excursions. And if I don’t get out in the wild for some adventuring, I start to feel like a boring person. So I set goals for the number of camping trips I want to take as part of my personal annual review process (usually my goal is 3 trips), and I make reservations. While we prefer dispersed camping, I like the commitment that I make to myself when I pay to reserve a campsite — and the confidence that I’ll have a place to sleep for the night!
To hold myself accountable for finishing my novel revision, I’m beginning a weekly log of progress made and time worked on my novel, The Second Rebellion.
I spent the winter restructuring the novel with a focus on strengthening character motivation and removing unnecessary subplots. I am now implementing the structural changes that I planned. Unfortunately for me, this involves a lot of new writing as well as integrating substantial new writing with already-written scenes. I find it especially slow going to merge existing text with new material.
Writing Stats for February 6-12, 2017
- Starting word count: 129,679
- End word count: 133,486
- Words written: 3,807
- Scrivener hours (per Rescue Time): 10 hours 20 minutes
- Paper hours (estimate): 5 hours 30 minutes
- Scenes written: 2.5
status updates for the week
- Chapter 1: first draft in progress
- Chapter 4: first draft complete