It’s mid week – cue up the camel if you wish. “What day is it? What day is it? It’s hump day!”
Anywho, moving on from the insurance commercials….
Believe this: We are at the halfway mark for Speedbo 2017. Woot!
I have had lots of fun with the writing challenge this year. In fact, once I see what my resulting progress is with my current Speedbo endeavors, I’m going to redo Speedbo again (unofficially) for myself later this year…maybe during the summer. It just seems like the thing to do.
Speedbo Encouragement Idea
In one of the recent posts over on Seekerville, a comment was made about pinning achievements to a highly visible bulletin board. (Thank you Tina!). For me, I have a highly visible calendar. SOOooo, I am going to start recording my daily word count achievement on my calendar (even if I write but a single word in a day’s time). Why I haven’t thought of doing this before for my writing goals, I don’t know.
What’s My Goal & How’s It Going?
O.K. Here goes:
1. I have a non-fiction goal. I’m super excited about it and I’m having so much fun writing it. The goal of Speedbo is to write, write, write and edit later. Sooo, that is what I’m doing. Writing all I can for my non-fiction project and then I’ll go back through and ship-shape everything up.
Goal Progress: I have a full complete outline from start to finish with an additional outline for a few extra side elements that play into the whole project. I also have over 8,000 words of solid first draft material. Yay! I know where I’m going on this writing journey so it is simply a matter of staying the course!
2. I have a fiction goal. I actually have two fiction goals – 1 for children, 1 for adults – but last week I decided that, for the rest of Speedbo, my adult novel idea would win out and my children’s story would simmer on the back burner of my imagination.
Goal Progress: I have a semi-completed outline that has a solid beginning, ending, and has several scenes along the way all mapped out. There are still a few bridges I have to build to connect all the plot points, but I’ve begun writing out scenes as they play out in my mind’s eye. I’ve also begun nailing down many of the needed details for my cast of characters – including details on the town with its businesses and folks.
Overall, I am happy with my progress! I see myself becoming more consistent with my writing habits and my daydreaming has become more focused on whatever I am writing/working on at the time. Yay!
Are YOU Speedboing This Year?
If your answer is no, but you really would like to write some, go check out the Speedbo criteria. It is a fun way to challenge yourself. Plus, you may win a fun writing/reading goodie too! It’s a Win-Win-Win situation! 🙂
Sign up for Speedbo 2017 by clicking on the image link or clicking here – you still have half a month to make your “someday I’ll write” daydream into a today reality (Check out Terry Savelle Foy’s quick podcast on how to Conquer The Someday Syndrome [~7 mins]). 😉
And Remember: Philippians 3:13-14, my paraphrase + KJV:
Fellow Writers and Readers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do [WE do], forgetting those things which are behind us, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I [WE] press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
You’ve got this!
Have a blessed Wednesday folks!