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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday Writing Goal~Break

Last week my writing (#writegoal for my Twitter peeps) was easy; take a much needed break since my edits were complete. Easy, yeah right. I failed. I totally didn't achieve my goal of a break. I edited another project, wrote bits on a new chapter for a project, and worked on a cover. *sigh* I'm going to try again this week. We'll see how that goes.

I've decided to add to Wednesday's post, reading goals. Partially because for an author I think it's just as important as writing, and partially because that way I feel like I met at least one goal. ;) So, last week's reading goal was to start reading a fabulous new author, and I did! I began reading Tears of the Broken, a YA paranormal by Aussie author A.M. Hudson and it's great so far!

How about you, did you achieve your writing goals last week? How about your reading goals?

21 comments:

  1. Wow, to fail at a break! LOL I understand how you feel, there's always something else to do. Hope you do get a bit of a break though, to recharge :)

    I just checked out the book, it sounds interesting and has great reviews. Will put it on my TBR list.

    I didn't achieve any writing goals last week (except for keeping up with the blog) because of a karate camp at our dojo. Next week the dojo is closed, so this weekend and next week I'm planning on doing some major writing (fingers crossed).

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    1. Karate camp?! That sounds awesome! Excellent excuse, you're forgiven.

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  2. Well at least you didn't extend your writing break. I'm just trying to write a bit everyday.

    Please e-mail me. I'd love to arrange an interview and book giveaway when your new book comes out.

    rmarma2 at yahoo dot com

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    1. A bit every day is a great goal. And thanks! I'd love to stop by for an interview. I'll email you soon!

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  3. Heather, I haven't achieved my goals for a very long time. Life has got me. So...I'm so glad to come here and see what others are doing.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. That happens Karlene, don't feel bad. Your goals will be there when you get back to them. :)

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  4. LOL, you can't stop writing because it's what you love to do --- even when you're supposed to be taking a break!

    My software project is in the final stages, so I'm finding more free time to work on the novel.

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    1. Ah, so true, so true. Yay for more writing time! I'm looking forward to reading a bit of it on our retreat!

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  5. Still chugging along in edits, but I'm nearly to the end this week of this phase of edits.

    I usually take small breaks, like go for a walk, and now that weather is still very nice out, I'll be doing more gardening.

    I hope to be finished with edits in another couple of weeks, and then off it goes to publisher! Weeee!

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    1. That's excellent! Congrats on being so close to being finished. I feel for you, that's where I was a short time ago. So exciting and exhausting at the same time!

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  6. I'm behind in both reading and writing! Sigh. But such is life! Hopefully I catch up soon. :)

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    1. Indeed, such it is. No worries though, I'm confident that you'll get back on track!

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  7. Heh, it's hard to take a break when you're on a roll! I'm struggling with my writing goals right now because I'm at that stage of intensifying everything, which is slowing me down but I know it's the right thing to do. Reading goals: awesome! I'm reading WILD right now. Amazing story. Great for anyone looking to find the pith in their writing language.

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    1. It definitely is! And slowing down can be a very good thing so bravo to you. Hmm, WILD, I may have to check that out.

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  8. Goals. I've forgotten what they are! Ah well, next month :-)

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    1. I have those times too, hang in there. And you're right, there is always next month. :)

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  9. Why is it so hard to take a break? I finished my MS last night, and was all antsy, like "What do I do now? What do I do now?" I ended up combining my MS into one doc, opening another and printing the notes for it. THEN I took a break, but it's back to editing today!

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    1. LOL! Yes, that's exactly what I did! I kind of went a little crazy when I didn't have it to work on. :)

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  10. Isn't it funny how we can't seem to turn it off? Even when we're not working, our brains are. I'm on track with my writing and reading goals, so I can't complain (too much ;)

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    1. It is indeed! Glad to hear that you're on track with your goals!

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  11. yea, next month, next year, this is the direction. I never follow my goals. It s sad, I know it...

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