Writing Journal 4.14.2019: Broke out of the slump, at least

I’m putting my mug on this post just because I can’t think of something cute to post like flooding.

[My town – at least, our riverfront – is getting flooded. Take a look:

Muscatine flooding

[Courtesy of my former employer the Muscatine Journal.]

Anyway, I’m out of my slump. at least. Here’s the raw numbers, so to speak.

+1,190 words written.

Days writing: 2 of 7.

Days revising: 4 of 7 for 165 total minutes.

Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of revisions): 5 of 7 days.

Basically, I just sat down in front of the computer and started revising, even if what I was doing seemed to be garbage. Thankfully, what I produced seems to work, at least. At least, it seems to be material that I can work with.

Here’s the project updates:

  • Project A: Waiting on the Writer’s Market subscription for later in the month. Have just barely started the proofreading edit/follow-up revision on this work.
  • Project B: Decent progress this week. Most of my revisions have been on this project. Got through a scene that seemed to be a dud on the page and have moved on to a brand new scene. I’m feeling good about getting through a tough patch and being able to go forward with this.
  • Project C: I’m going to try today to transcribe some of the poems I’ve written down in longhand through Google Docs voice to text. I’ll let you know how that worked out in the next journal.

The projected deadlines for those projects (an attempt by me to keep myself accountable for all of this).

  • Project A, begin querying agents and publishers: Sometime in early-mid summer 2019.
  • Project B, finish major redrafting of the rough draft (more of a second rough draft rather than a more focused revision): End of summer 2019.
  • Project C, finishing creating rough draft poems: End of 2019.

That’s about it for now. I want to get back to more writing on the projects, so I’ll see you later.

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