Project 10K (P10K) February 2018


You’ll find the rules and some of the earlier badges on the Project 10K Page.

March is here and Spring will follow, yay! I’m tired of the dark, short days. Maybe more sunshine will help me with less fail. Or maybe more sunshine will give me more reasons to procrastinate? Anyway, here’s to our standard questions:

Do you need a little incentive for writing more regularly? Then this project is for you.

1. Did you meet your writing/editing goals?
2. Did you have fun writing?
3. Did the P10K help with motivation?
4. Anything else you want to tell us, questions you want to ask?

Here are my answers:

  1. I feel like a broken record. F. Too much work, and when I have time I feel brain dead. I didn’t even manage to write my posts about the coursera courses I took. This has to get better in March.
  2. I didn’t have fun not writing. Maybe I’m hibernating and haven’t noticed? Or my brain is? Yeah, that must be it.
  3. It made me feel guilty, but not enough to actually write.
  4. Maybe I shouldn’t have watched so much of the olympics. Germany did so surprisingly well. I don’t have that excuse for March… just wait until summer when the soccer world cup comes…

My goals for March are:

I will write about the two coursera writing courses I audited so far. I have to get around to the review I want to write for Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s ‘As One Must One Can’ — that’s long overdue. I wonder if the pictures in the Friday Fictioneers challenge (I stare at them with growing desperation every week) will ever cause that creative spark again…

Now, after you’ve patiently listened to my whining, it’s your turn. How did your writing go? Please leave a comment, or link to your blog if you write about it there. I’d really like to hear about your month.

And, as always, good luck, and many good ideas  for March.

If you see this for the first time and this challenge interests you: Everyone is welcome, hop right in.


6 thoughts on “Project 10K (P10K) February 2018

  1. Sorry to hear that the muse is still elusive. Sometimes just forcing myself to sit down and write *something* works, or write up notes on a character or something else writing-related but not so intimidating as “omg when will I ever write something good again?!?”

    (1) Nope. I’m going to have to give myself an F this month too. Well, more like a C, but that’s not project-goal-met in my book. My goal was to write/edit 10K, post at least one flash fiction challenge a week, and send out at least one story to be published. What I actually did was write/edit a little under 8K, posted three flash fiction stories, and sent out zero to be published. So I got about three weekends’ worth of work done, which isn’t horrible, given that I was sidelined by going to a writer’s conference for one weekend. The conference was AMAZING — but it only really counts if I take the inspiration from the conference and then actually make the time to WRITE.

    (2) Yes, when I got the chance to write, it was fun. And it was *super* fun when I took one of my stories to a SFF write-and-critique at the conference and everyone gushed over it. Ah, basking in the love… ❤

    (3) Yes, P10K is a great motivator — you're my "accountability partner", and knowing I'm going to check in at month's end makes me more conscious of how much I'm getting done each week.

    (4) I didn't watch a single minute of the Olympics, which is a first for me. I usually watch at least the highlights online. But my month was seriously packed with other social and writing and work activities, so I was careful not to get sucked in. For March I have the same goals as last month, and the same problem/inspiration — I'm attending another con (a SFF fan con, this time) so I'll lose another weekend. But at least we get a couple more days of March than we did in February!

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    1. Hah! I like being your accountability partner. You did great, 10K or not. SFF fan con sounds like a lot of fun.
      I’m still wrestling with the muse and the confidence. Maybe I just give up the idea of writing a book and focus on writing flash fiction instead. That’s a good way to get rid of idea-overload-without-skills-to-properly-write-them.

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  2. Oops, the comment I was making just disappeared.
    Hopefully March will be a more productive month as the warmer weather spurs you on.
    I have added the numbers to my goals this month as an added incentive, and marker of how far I’m getting, or not.

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  3. There was no comment in the admin panel, must have vanished completely. I’ll head over to your blog now. March wasn’t much better than before, but I least I think about stuff more again.


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