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It’s June. Where did the time go? How was your May? The month after a NaNoWriMo event usually is like trying to get some air and relax a bit. But there’s also the danger of relaxing too much and losing the momentum. I admit I’m guilty of that.
Here are 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 for May. I had two projects: 10K words for work and 35 hours for my fiction project:
- Fiction project: fail. 3 hours, maybe a bit more. I thought about it, and would have liked to do more but I was too tired. I worked long hours last month with the %$kfhd!$%§ GDPR thing and had problems getting my mind freed from it after work.
I did meet my work goal though, so this isn’t a total fail. I did write a lot, more than I thought, actually. When I started counting words, I was surprised how much it was. I’m still not finished, but things have quieted down considerably by now. There were also many public holidays and long weekends this May, which meant that I had more time with the family, but that also means less time for writing.
- I missed my fiction project. I really want to get back to it in June.
- I was surprised how much it motivated me–at work. In fact, this worked so well that I’ll include it in the future whenever I have a new project that needs detailed documentation and such (which, thank you GDPR, will always be required for new projects in the future). I usually put practical work first, documentation and administrative stuff has to wait until I have time–which is never. But since the GDPR requirements can’t be ignored, I had to do it, and P10K helped by making me want to meet the goal. I’m not finished, which is why I’ll have the word count widget this month again. Try it if you have a project at work that needs a lot of writing, and tell me if it works for you as well.
- I got my mojo back for the FridayFictioneers which makes me very glad. It really annoyed me that I had to skip the last two weeks, but I was so busy that I hardly got around to replying to comments, not to mention read and write comments for other stories. Reciprocation is a very important part of the challenge. It’s fun, it’s rewarding–but also time-consuming. I hope to be back at it in June.
My goals for June are:
Getting back to my Mars project. I’ll target 30 hours, that’s more realistic, I think. Counting hours really works well for editing, outlining, researching… these were things I pushed to the back in the past because I wanted the word count. That’s not so good. The hours work much better for me.
For my work project, I’ll target another 10K because there is still a lot to write. It won’t be my main focus, but I hope it’ll motivate me enough to keep writing.
How about you? How did your writing go? Please leave a comment, or a 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 June.
If you see this for the first time and this challenge interests you: Everyone is welcome, hop right in.