Okay, so I've been slacking a bit lately. School has been crazy with all the snow we've had, and the new semester has started. Before I mention any of my goals, I'm going to mention one thing.
This Friday, the fourth, is my eighteenth birthday. I'm so excited! My status as the biggest Harry Potter nerd around will be confirmed. I can't wait!
Now I should probably mention my goals.
My awesome epic writer bestie, Kaitlin, just recently finished her first novel. She sent it to me a couple weeks ago to edit, and I just haven't really had the focus to get through it. On Microsoft Word, with the "Track Changes" option open, it is five hundred and eighty five pages. This is where my first goal comes in. I don't want to let her down at all. So here's what I am going to do:
1) I will edit ONE HUNDRED PAGES a day. I know this sounds ridiculous, but my deadline is the sixth. I have one week to do about five hundred pages. I KNOW I can do this.
2) Even if she wants this or not, I am going to write a lengthy critique. What I liked and didn't like about her book, some suggestions to add more flavor, and some other little comments. So far, what I've read is amazing. Awkward, but amazing.
That's really it that I can think of with goals that deal with Kaitlin's book. I have one week to complete edits/reading. I know I can do this, for her.
Now for my own personal goals:
1) Once I'm done editing Kaitlin's book, I want to write at least ten pages a day for my own book. I've been working on mine for a couple years now and all I have is seven chapters that have no particular order. I have the prologue, chapter four, seven, twenty five, and thirty. I have nothing in between. (I am just guessing on the chapter numbers. But that's just what it seems to be right now...)
2) Once I have fifty, yes fifty!, pages done of my book, I am going to print it out, and start revising. I'm not going to wait to edit it all at once, because that would just take way too long. I am going to edit fifty pages at a time to make the workload a bit lighter. I may even ask others to edit at this point as well.
That's it for my most recent goals. If there are any changes of my own goals, I will update. HOWEVER! My goals for Kaitlin's book are NOT going to change. I will do this so I do not let her down.