Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Manuscript Marathon

My friend Laini Taylor blogged yesterday, saying she intends to finish the first draft of her manuscript by the end of March. It's a great idea and a great goal. An important goal. One I need to take on as my own. So, now that's it's out in the open, I must really work towards it, right? I've got a lot left to write to get this WIP completed, and so far, I haven't written a thing this month. (I did a Water Fast over the weekend which left me unable to do anything...More on that some other time.)

There are other things going on this month, too: First, my husband's Spring Break, when we will be driving down to Maryland to visit friends. Then I'll be taking the kids to Denver at the end of the month to visit my parents. (Flying solo with kids. What joy!) Somehow, I must work around or through these breaks to get the thing done.

6 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

Good luck! Nice goals to set, but sometimes, life just happens.

Cuppa Jolie said...

I've seriously been thinking of you and your Water Fast...you will have to report on the hows and whys and outcomes.

I just posted about a CRACK YOU WIP support group for the month of March over at my place. You'll have to join so we can cheer each ohter on. :)

Amber Lough said...

Laura, I promise not to get upset if life gets in the way. You're right; sometimes, there's nothing a mom can do but plod on. Like yesterday, when my daughter stayed home from school because she was sick. She's back at school today, so I'm a-writin'.

Jolie, I'm joining your whipping club. I mean--er--let's whip these WIPs into shape! Maybe we'll have novels complete before the crocuses pop up out of the ground. (I might have an edge on you, living in central New York. I think it might get warmer, faster, in Washington. But I could be wrong...)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Good luck meeting your goals. I joined the CRACK YOUR WIP @ Cuppa Jolie. :-)

Sak said...

good luck with ur goals..I am curious abt water fast..

Kirsten said...

I can't wait to read it!