Workblog for the week: Back out there.

Well. Let’s see. Among other things this week, I wrote a little bit of flash fiction, which is currently sitting in someone’s slush pile. I’m quite happy with that. Finishing something, for two weeks in a row, feels nice. :3

I’m also back to work on my novel, with a toehold duly found, and I hope to progress further with that in days to come.

I’ve also been musing on setting goals this week.

A lot of writers I know set a wordcount goal, a specific number of words to get down. Every time I’ve tried it, I inevitably find myself failing to meet the goal, and it feels like it’s just not worth continuing with. I mean, I failed, right?

Well, if you are an avid fooz-follower, you’ll remember I set into motion a writing schedule. This is time marked out for working on writing, not a wordcount goal. Now, naturally, I occasionally fail to use my time allocated for writing, writing. But somehow, for me, the goal still sticks. Just because yesterday I was a lazy guy, that doesn’t change that today, I still need to get in my hours at the keyboard.

It means that after a dry spell, instead of having a week of failure, I’ve got time I need to clear and sit at my keyboard for.

It’s an interesting difference, motivationally speaking, and one I’m still musing on, but I feel like setting a schedule is just a much better fit for me than a set wordcount to reach, and the realization’s a pleasant enough one for me to want to note it down. :3

By foozzzball

Malcolm Cross, otherwise known as 'foozzzball', lives in London and enjoys the personal space and privacy that the city is known for. When not misdirecting tourists to nonexistant landmarks and lurking at bus stops, Malcolm enjoys writing science fiction and fantasy with a furry twist.

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