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re-writing goals

by Rob Friesel

Of all my personal goals that I’ve set for 2007, it’s the writing one that’s bugging me the most.

Write another draft of my novel.  I’m shooting for another draft of at least 80,000 words with at least 40,000 words worth of new material.  Complete overhaul.  Progress so far?  Well, I’ve got most of a revised outline as of 06-Jan…

Just can’t seem to pull this off.  A couple fits & starts.  Nothing takes.  Last year’s BWAHAHAI’MWRITINGALLNIGHTEVERYNIGHT spark seems to have gone out.  For the best?

It’s taken me since the 8th to mull it over but C. was perhaps on to something with his Maybe It’s Time To Move On remark.  You’re Clinging Too Much To This Project and Maybe Try Something Different And I Mean Really Different For You.  Lessons to be learned?  I’m certainly nowhere near the above-referenced goal.

So what to do?

C.’s suggestion was seemed to revolve around trying the hand at short stories (again?) or some such animal.  This is a strong possibility.  That said, the theme of the year is to meander into quantifiable territory whenever and wherever possible.

So (and C., I am looking at you, in particular) how shall I re-write this goal in light of this new proposed direction?

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night; weekend homebrewer. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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