Status: 28,500 words out of 100,000
Words added/rewritten this week: 1,500
I'm a member of a Goal in a Month group where we post our progress each week. My goals for Week 22 were to enter a writing contest and add 3,000 words to my wip.
Sounds manageable, right? Well, I didn't achieve my goals.
I did enter my wip in a contest. Two, actually. I haven't ventured into the contest circuit in a while, but with the encouragement of my awesome CP and my tremdously supportive hubby, I decided to take that step. I welcome the judges' feedback. I've learned so much from those who've judged my entries in the past and am indebted to them.
I didn't make my word count though. I wanted to. I tried to. But it didn't happen.
Because my family just transitioned into summer mode. Yup. Gwynly, a high school teacher, and the Fashion Queen, our recent high school graduate, are on vacation. He's off until early August. She starts college in September. It's great to have more time with them.
My hubby and daughter know I write all year long and are fine with that. However, I get sidetracked. It's fun to go on convertible rides in Gwynly's classic MGB roadster or go to lunch with the Fashion Queen. How can I resist?
Despite the draw to do other things, I did make progress, even if it wasn't as much as I planned. Maybe I'll do better next week. I can try.
As I adjust to having my loved ones around 24/7, I hope to create a schedule that balances family time with writing time. I'm eager to finish this revision and begin another story.
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Some of you work outside the home or have young children around all day, every day, and yet you write. I'd love to know how you structure your day, how you keep from getting distracted and how you get back into your zone after dealing with family members' needs. Care to share your secrets?