Challenges

I’m always up for a good challenge. And who can resist a Double Dog Dare?

In other words, I’m taking the lovely Bria up on her Double Dog Dare You – Writing Goals Challenge this week. I haven’t decided how I’m going to track everything but I see a spreadsheet in my future (like anyone didn’t see that one coming.

The Challenge is this (should you or anyone else decide to play along): We’ve been dared to NOT to make goals this week.

It’s not what you think.

The nitty gritty details:

It’s a dare of recording, tracking, record keeping, time management keeping, time keeping… or however you wish to phrase things.

The Double Dog Dare You – Writing Goals challenge in Bria’s own words:

Everyday, for the week (feel free to include a ”free day”) write down EVERYTHING (yes, every little thing) you do that feeds into your writing: writing, editing, revising, plotting, reading your work, notes, research, etc. –> Don’t forget to record the amount of time or pages!

If you’re really up for a challenge, divide tracking page in half and write down every time you procrastinate or do something that takes away from your writing practice. (Hey, when did that research switch to surfing the web?)

If you’re in comment on Bria’s page or here and I’ll be sure to let Bria know.

And BI3M Update (I almost forgot): As of right now, 4PM EST on Sunday June 20th, I am 1/2way through my goal of 2K so 1K done and another 1K to go.

2010 is around the corner

I’ve mentioned my writing friends who’ve helped me get back on track with my goals. And with 2010 right around the corner, we’ve been discussing our 2010 goals.

What I realized is that with the two writing persona’s I have to try to keep a balance so one isn’t more weighted than the other. Though the word count goals for the year is going to be different. Of course, I’m trying to be structured yet flexible. And I want to leave wiggle room in case of big changes (like an agent or a book deal).  And then there is the real life responsibilities and developments (like starting school and getting a second degree).

More on my 2010 goals later.