Project 10K (P10K) June 2018


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

It’s July already, the secons half of the year has started and the days in the northern hemisphere get shorter.  How was your June? Mine was a month of fail. And I’m not alone. Need any German flags? You can get them cheap right now. We (I mean the soccer team and ‘we’ the fans) have been humiliated. Now I’ll cheer for France and England. France just kicked out Argentina in a great and exciting game that was fun to watch, unlike the matches of our own… well, enough of that. For those of you who don’t have a clue: there’s a football/soccer worldcup going on.

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 June. I had two projects again: 10K words for work and 30 hours for my fiction project:

  1. Fiction project: fail. Although I worked on it a lot. I only got to around 15 hours, which is only half of what I had planned. But I got a lot organized, and now can actually rewrite something and edit. The work project was a complete fail as well. I hardly wrote anything for that, I had other things to do first. So it’s the F badge for me, again.
  2. I did have fun with my fiction project although I spent less time than I would have wanted with it.
  3. I was quite motivated.
  4. I only managed two Friday Fictioneer challenges this month.

My goals for July are:

Rewriting and editing. That will be a 10K project. This month it’s the word count.

Taking the work project off the challenge, I have to do more writing, but with the data protection there are still so many things unclear, even to the experts, that I don’t see any reason to rush. I’ll get my stuff organized, but it won’t be the main focus as it has been these past few months. So, no more P10K for the work project even though it’s more fun that way.

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 July

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


15 thoughts on “Project 10K (P10K) June 2018

  1. Utter fail on my end! Well, not utter, but mostly. June turned out to be crammed full of parties, dinners, receptions, cooking, and other socializing events, both at work and personal, including my birthday! I have one more dish to cook tonight to use up some leftover vegetables from the latest big reception and then that’s it, I can’t cook anything else until I eat up what I’ve been packing into the freezer all month.

    I’ve been blowing off my writing group and only managed to do a small amount of revising the first week — and nothing for the last three. I did over-achieve on the flash fiction front: my goal is 4 per month, and I finished 7 — and actually, I q

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    1. (sigh — new keyboard, I keep hitting the wrong things)… actually, I quite like a few of them! So:

      1: nope, not even close
      2: when I was writing the flash pieces, I did really enjoy it, but BOY am I feeling stuck on these other short story revisions.
      3: not really, I wasn’t even keeping track of word count this month, too much else on my plate
      4: I did discover several delicious new recipes (including a killer new cream cheese brownies recipe and something called “cheese olives” – oh my!), and rescued tons of food that would have been thrown out after receptions and turned them into yummy things that people actually ate — like making bread pudding out of a big bag of cut baguettes that would have been tossed.

      So I guess my goal for July is to do all those revisions I didn’t finish in June. Oh, and also finish reading Ulysses, because that was another brilliant idea to add onto my to-do list this month. 🙂

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      1. Where are these recipes? 😀
        Bravo for the food rescue, I also hate the waste.
        It sounds as if you had a great month. You didn’t forget your goals, even though you didn’t meet them, and that’s the important part, I think.

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        1. Most of my “food rescue” recipes end up being pasta dishes, soups, or casseroles. Leftover veggies go great into all of those, and a surprising range of dips make good pasta sauces (I used leftover anchioade — an anchovy dip — with crushed tomatoes as a pasta sauce). I just discovered that leftover salsa makes an excellent salad dressing for hard veggies like cauliflower, carrots, and radishes — exactly what gets left behind on the crudite tray . I usually turn leftover baguette slices into a bread casserole, but this time I made bread pudding, yum! And you can’t go wrong with lettuce soup — add onion, garlic, and broth to whatever lettuce is left behind (including those “beds of lettuce” that drive me nuts), plus fresh herbs or tops of veggies, plus potato or rice or whatever else you have handy. So fun to make delicious meals out of food that would be otherwise wasted! That said, I am happy to stop cooking for a week or so now, whew!

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  2. I exceeded 10k…my characters made me do it. 😉 But I failed my big goal. I needed to do 40k this month, (10K per week) but I didn’t come anywhere close to that because I revised the first 56K of another project. Now I’m behind.

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  3. I don’t set myself these targets, so I don’t get the fails. But what did I achieve in June? The second book in the Asaric Tales series is now ready for beta-readers (call goes out today); despite has kicked us EU residents off its lists, the 3 new chapters of Asaric Tales Book One raked in 5 critiques. So happy there. I’ve established a critique partnership with another writer which is working out well. I’m halfway through the ‘refresher’ read of Book Three, and amending as I go. Loads of photos. A couple of articles for the blog. A poem, no less. And also on blog, have posted 2 episodes of a new story (which still lacks an ending; I know where it’s going, I’m not writing totally blind). Word count all told? Gosh. Somewhere in the region of 100k. Look, I don’t have work commitments, okay. I have to do something, else I’d go crazy. I write.

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  4. Well done on getting half your hourly goal met and having fun. I am coming round to thinking fun has to be integral to writing, or why are we bothering? The deadlines and goals we set ourselves can take out the fun, but I’m having a bad start to July after a good June.
    Good luck with your editing and rewriting this month. I am with you in spirit. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I’m sure you are right. I at least find that if I can get involved with my story (and I need to work regularly on it and think constantly about it) it is a lot easier to dive in and write, and there’s the fun, ideas appearing seemingly out of nowhere, whether anyone gets to read them or not, they surprise and often delight me. It’s the creative process I love about the writing. Without that, I’m sure a good technically skilled writer could still produce worthwhile stories, but where’s the fun in that? I want to live in the world I dream up, at least for a bit. Good thing I’m not a horror writer. 😉

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