Project 10K (P10K) June 2019


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

How was your June? Did you have a chance to write? Did important things prevent you from writing? 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 June: Another big, fat fail. I did some work, character stuff mostly, but the 20 hours, nope. And it was hot, still is. Too hot for me to think… And that’s just the beginning of summer, whine. And there’s the doubts if I can ever get all these threads together into something like a good story. I don’t want to write a bad story. Do I even care enough about my characters? Am I even interested in my plot? I think about them often… but ever so often I think about something that I could add, or should remove, that doesn’t make sense, or would be interesting to have, or… Doesn anyone have some nice cheese for my whine?

So, not to get too boring:
1. No
2. Not always, only sometimes.
3. Without it I probably wouldn’t have done anything.
4. I’m in a phase of severe doubting about what I’m doing again.

My goals for July are:

Not even mentioning the NaNo Camp. I will keep plotting, researching, editing, but I’m lowering my goal to 10 hours. If I can’t even do that…

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.


8 thoughts on “Project 10K (P10K) June 2019

  1. I will be happy to share some cheese with your whine, and contribute my own whine too. 🙂 And we can share our dessert of big fat fail together too, yum! I’m sorry that you’re going through a doubt phase. Hang in there, you can get through it! For me, my work load has retreated a little bit (up to my neck instead of up to my eyes), but my first response to having a weekend day off here and there was to get in some quality friend time, which I desperately needed. So, not much more writing than before. I’m finding it hard to get back into the swing of it, but I’ve definitely made progress in the right direction.

    1. Well, here was what I said my goals were last month: “My goals for June are still a bit hazy. I definitely want to do four flash fiction stories, and revise at least one of my short stories to take to my critique group. I should also revisit all those stories that have been submitted and rejected, and send them back out again, and maybe revise a bit before I do. I also have a lot of worldbuilding notes to compile and organize, and that will take a *lot* of time and brainpower. Another problem is that I’m throwing a big party next weekend for my birthday, which means the first third of June is taken up with cleaning and cooking and prepping for that. So we’ll see what I can accomplish in the last 20 days of the month.”

    What I did accomplish: I wrote *five* flash fiction stories, so that’s good. And I wrote a sixth blog post about publishing my first story, hooray! I also revised one of my short stories and took it to critique group. (I looked it up and the last time I read at critique group was Feb 10, ouch.) So that’s progress! Plus I had an AMAZING birthday party, where I cooked and cleaned for days beforehand and then afterwards, so that was super fun (well, the cleaning part wasn’t fun, per se, but it sure was nice to have a clean apartment). The rest of it? Nope, nada, zilch.

    2. Yes, when I did it! I really liked some of my flash pieces this month, and it felt good to finally revise something again.

    3. In theory, yes, although I haven’t even been keeping track of my word count, since I’m not even cracking the 2500 mark.

    4. I had hoped to do Camp NaNo in July but obviously that’s not happening. But I do VOW to get some of the stories turned around and resubmitted to new venues, and also to set aside time for revisions to take to critique group. I’ll be late in responding to next month’s P10K post because I’ll be traveling that week (hooray!). I’m visiting a good friend in Frankfurt and then we’re road-tripping to Burgundy to see the Guedelon Castle project.


    1. You have a life. 🙂
      I think you did very well writing-wise.
      And yay on meeting friends and having fun, that’s important and necessary.
      I hope you enjoy your stay in Germany and France. 🙂
      I was thinking that next year, I’ll just post one banner at the beginning of each month and let go of the differentiated goals.

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      1. Yes, and I mostly enjoy that life! I certainly enjoy it more when I do things other than work — and thank goodness I (mostly) love my job, or I’d be miserable, geesh. It’s similar to when I don’t even realize I’m dehydrated and then I drink a whole glass of water in one gulp and feel better: that’s how I felt when I actually left my home and spent quality time with people I care about again. Oh yeah, that’s important and good, I remember now!

        I can’t wait to get back to Frankfurt; I haven’t been to Germany in AGES. Now I’ll have to bone up on my French; my friend is fluent in German but she’s going to be counting on me in France (eep).

        By differentiated do you mean PK, PE, etc.? I’ll admit that I have a hard time toting up the 10K for only writing or only editing, so when I *do* achieve it (which I vaguely remember happening back in the long ago past, ha ha) it’s always a mixture anyway.

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        1. Yes, I meant the P10KE, W etc. Since there are only few of us anyway, I thought from next year on I’ll post a banner at the beginning of the month which you can grab any time, as an incentive to ‘do something’ with your current project. And in the following month we can still tell each other what we did, what didn’t go well etc. But if the mood grabs you and you write 10K words, didn’t edit anything although that was your plan–it’s still good. I think that might make things easier, especially after having read Sammi’s thoughts.

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          1. A general badge works for me too. I really like having the post at the end of the month where you say what you’ve done, and it reminds me to take stock and then make plans for next year. Thanks for keeping me in line!

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