September 1st, 2016

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August update; September goals

Days written: 20/31
Words written: 8,982
Words of fic written: 6,774
Stories worked on: Two
Stories posted: None

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Specific goals:

1. Write six days per week except while traveling (to WorldCon!). I probably came close, but except for two journal entries I totally failed to write during WorldCon itself -- just a little bit in the airport on my way back. Then again, I gave myself permission to take that time off, so I suppose I don't feel too bad about it?

2. Add at least 5k more words to Wardens of Ivalice. To my surprise, looking back, I got almost halfway on this (in retrospect overly-ambitious) goal. The difficulty is that I'm getting quite deeply into plot, and I came up with this plot many years before playing DA:I, and one bit has been pretty well jossed by now. I'm not going to change the idea -- too much depends on it, but recapturing my enthusiasm for it has been a bit complicated. It doesn't help that I've known forever where this part of the story ends, but not exactly what's going to happen in Part 3 (oh yes, there's a Part 3, did I not tell you?). So, uh, yeah. We'll see.

3. I signed up for an MCU fic exchange. The story is due on September 10th, so I'll want to write a first draft this month. I changed ideas completely after writing the first part and then realized that I wanted a much more complex story than I'd initially envisioned after I started writing it. So I didn't finish the draft but I made good progress.

4. Write and publish at least one, preferably two, articles for Lady Business. Fail. Very little journaling this month, too. There's at least one WorldCon panel I want to see about writing up, though, so I'll push that into next month.

Goals for September:

1. Write at least 5 days per week, and schedule at least two per week as lengthy writing sessions. I expect my day job to get a lot busier in September and October, so I both don't want to over commit, and I want to impose some structure on what time I will have.

2. Finish and post MCU exchange fic by deadline.

3. Make progress on Wardens of Ivalice Part 2, in hopes of getting it published by the end of October.

4. WorldCon panel post and at least one book review for LB.

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