Summer Writing Goals

On Monday June 1, I’m starting my summer writing, and setting some official goals, mostly to avoid the situation where my days get eaten up with other things. I don’t want to end up facing mid-August in a wild fury at not having written this summer. (I mean, my garden would look AMAZING, I’m sure. But still.)

I’m setting a word count goal to start: 30,000 words by end of June, which should be enough to finish another (final?) draft of the novel (Liminal Space), write a new short story (due to an anthology), finish revising the Jump Space RPG, and finish drafting at least one food essay. Exciting, yes? Yes.

And that’s just 1000 words / day, and I write about 1000 words / hour, so I’m only committing to writing one hour / day. All right, maybe two hours / day, with revision time. But still, I really can do that. To the shed!

I’ve just joined the 4thewords community, which I’m hoping will help motivate gamification-wise. As a plus, they’re going to be featuring my cookbook next week, which is very sweet of them — they put out a call for people whose book launches were interrupted by the pandemic. We’ll even have a t-shirt featuring Gayesha, my Sri Lankan cook from the Sigiriya game, that your avatar can wear in the game! (Right now, my avatar is the generic default. I’m looking forward to messing with it.)

Anyone else here on there? Would love to ‘friend’ you there.

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