Sunday, September 5, 2010

Schedule, Re-schedule, Goals

My current situation is the following: Creativity is overflowing, productivity is the malnourished child. 

Yes, writing has not been going so well. The awesomeness of having a smaller sibling return from her private palace in the summer caused serious issues for me. I had to cook, feed, provide the sibling with attention and PC time, take it out and get it to private tutors. Not good on the writing routine. BUT with additional family members also returning from my family's vacation-home, I can safely stick to her education, which is less time consuming. 

In light of this, here are my short term goals till the end of the year: 

(1). Finish AirBoy. We are speaking first draft. My first drafts are always short. I think 60,000 to 70,000. I have an outline. I have 13,000 words. If I adopt a 2,000 word routine I can get it done. It will be crappy... But whatever. I am not getting that voice done, until edits. That's evident. I need too much trivia to make it work.

(2). Revive a novella I left at the stage of a short story. 

(3). Edit, edit, edit. Start with Crimson Cacophony and then whip my Friday Flashes into shape and then send them off.

(4). Finish what I have started... Oh, these are just 10 or so short stories.


T.S. Bazelli said...

An ambitious plan but I think you can do it :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Just remember, no project is likely to be finished overnight. Slow and steady. Slow and steady.

Harry Markov said...

@ TS: Yeah, I can. I just need to stick to the regime.

@ Charles: Thanks, I will not rush it, but in theory I can write the words that I have set for myself. This is more or less an issue of getting my ass down and writing.

Lua said...

The story of a writer: we keep trying to write and life keeps getting in the way :)
But as long as you have a plan and stick to it, you’ll be fine! Good luck.

Harry Markov said...

I won't get anything done with all the other creative projects I have, but I hope to stick to the larger goals.