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ROW check in

I am going to get straight to it.

Progress Update:
Goal #1- I will write at least three days per week, at least one scene per day.
I got off to a slow start this week but so far I’ve completed two scenes in two days, adding about 1200 words to my WIP, and I still have today to get my third scene in (my week starts on Mondays). I know I stated that I wouldn’t focus on word count. And I’m not…not really. As I wrote, I focused on completing the scene and I was just curious as to my word count once I finished.

Goal #2- I will complete weekly assignments for my Gotham Writers Workshop online course

I completed my first assignment on time. WhooooHoooo. And I received feedback from the instructor (dun dun duuuuunnnn). I was afraid to submit my assignment. It was my first piece of writing (outside of the poetry class in college) to be critiqued and my anxiety level rose higher than I expected. I received some great feedback from the instructor and know the areas I need to focus on. For instance, I need to be a bit more concise so that I can get my point across in under 500 words. I glossed over a few things in order to stay within the guidelines of the assignment.

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16 thoughts on “ROW check in

  1. Great job! I know it’s hard not to focus on word count, and it is a great way to measure progress, but getting the scenes drafted the way we want them is just as important. Good luck for the next week!

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  2. Great job on your goals! Adding 1200 words is a great accomplishment. And congrats on getting your assignment handed in and facing your fears about being critiqued. Sounds like you’ve had an awesome week!

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  3. Good job with your writing goals. Being concise can be tough. I used to have a professor that asked us to cover a lot of information in our papers, but counted off for anyone who went over the page limits he set. It was a real challenge, but also a good skill to learn.

    Hope you manage to get three full scenes in this week!

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