Project 10K (P10K) August 2018


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

It’s Septermber already. Fall is just around the corner. Another month gone, a new badge, a new challenge. How was your August? Did you have a chance to write, or go on vacation? Did important things prevent you from writing or did the heat cook every creative thought away? Or maybe it was too cold because you live down under? Tell us all about it.

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 August. It was still hot, no rain, just hot and sunny, one day after the other. I love sunshine, but this was too much. And no rain, everything is too dry and even now that there is some relief there’s too little rain.

  1. Yes. I rewrote a lot, about three evenings a week, and that got me to the word count rather comfortably. So it’s a W badge for me. Yay!
  2. Often. From time to time I was bit by the ‘this is awful, this is boring’ bug, but most of the time I enjoyed hanging out with my characters. I learned a few new things about them, too.
  3. Yes, it kept me from just lying around in the heat and doing nothing.
  4. I’m glad it’s not so hot any longer.

My goals for September are:

More of the same. I’ll target another 10K of rewrites this month.

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 September.

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) August 2018

  1. Congratulations on meeting your writing goals, especially given how hot it was! Me? I got nuttin’…

    1. Not even close. I wrote so little this month that I didn’t even bother keeping track.

    2. For the few flash fiction pieces I wrote, I did have fun, yes. And for some reason my second novel (from last year’s NaNo) keeps demanding a little attention — new ideas percolating up, and that’s fun.

    3. Not this month. I was so super busy with work and travel that there was no chance.

    4. September is looking even worse, writing-wise. I’ll be out of town for half the month, and crazy with work and catching up with home stuff for the rest. So my goal is to get at least TWO flash fiction stories written, take time out to re-submit these short stories that have been rejected, remember to write down any new ideas before I lose them, and stay SANE! At least I only have one trip in October — so that will be an improvement!

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  2. Sometimes a break is needed for sanity. And sometimes it seems that ideas just waiting to come forward, show themselves after having been hidden behind what we think is the ‘important project’. It’s great that you have goals even though work demands most of your time. Good luck!

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  3. Well done, you. As you know, I don’t do targets, though this month I confess to a slight slipping. Not in inspiration or enthusiasm but an indecision of what to do next; waiting on returns from beta-readers and critiquers, should I move one, or wait, if wait, what should I do? But September is sorted.

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  4. Well done on getting your writing goals done! I am smiling for you with your achievements.
    August went okay for me although the end of the month galloped away and the MOOC I was studying was neglected. I’m hoping I can catch up with that now.
    September is a maintenance month so hopefully a 10K-word challenge will be something for me to consider in October.
    Have a good writing month.

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