So its my first ROW80 check in for Round 2. I didn’t do an initial goal-setting post because I wasn’t sure what they should be yet. Now that I’ve had some time to ponder, I can share my goals for this round.
I like to keep my goal of writing between 8:00pm-9:00pm Monday-Thursday on a work of fiction. I’m in the home stretch of finishing the first draft of my first novel. I have two more chapters to write and then I get the joy of writing “The End.”
Then there is the task of editing. Since this is my first novel, I think I should put the time in to edit it, but I’m not sure if its something I would want to query. I would prefer to write a new novel and polish it for querying. If I don’t edit this book, I think it would feel incomplete still somehow, even though I don’t plan to query it. Maybe it would be good practice for book 2?
Start my new blog theme. I write blog posts on Saturdays and Sundays, which leaves Fridays for “non-writing” activities such as reading. Last Round of ROW80, I came up with a new weekly blog theme and I want to implement it this round. I have brainstormed some ideas in advance, but I think I’ll need more ideas yet. However, I want to get it started at least by May. I just need to decide which day to blog on.
Re-tweet. Yes, I’m making this a goal in and of itself. I’ve joined Triberr, but not all of you are using this platform so I only get a few blog posts in my stream for tweeting. I just need to figure out how all of you re-tweet each other because when I look at one person’s specific tweet stream, most of the time I only see re-tweets and cannot find their original tweets to re-tweet. So this Round, I try to figure out a method for re-tweeting. If you have any time-saving tips on this, PLEASE let me know in the comments.
Read two craft books. I have two writing craft books waiting to be read. I just have to get back into routine of spreading the eggs among different baskets and being able to balance and focus on multiple projects at once like last Round.
I’m also considering taking an online writing course, so you have one to recommend, I’m all ears.
So after I finish my first novel, I will work on plotting book 2. I just haven’t decided which idea to go with for book 2. I have three ideas swirling around and some scenes already written for each idea.
How do you choose an idea to write about when you have a few on the radar?