Posted in Blogging

Overflowing the Bucket #List #everydayinspiration

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Like everyone else I know that is my age, I too have a bucket list. It seems that as soon as I can check one thing off my list two more things take its place.

Things I’ve done:

Been married

Had Children

Now I have Grandchildren

Owned a horse

Keep pet chickens

Have dogs and cats

Canned fruits and vegetables

Baked a cake from scratch

Climbed Mount Chocorua

Climbed Mount Monadnock

Rode a bike

Fished in a lake and the ocean

Caught a shark

Caught a monkfish

Bought a car

Bought a home

Made a quilt

Knitted a sweater

Written and published a book

Written a Romance

Spoke in Public

Gone back to School

Traveled to New York State

Traveled to Vermont

Traveled to Maine

Traveled to Pennsylvania

Traveled to Washington DC

Traveled to North Carolina

 

Some of the things I hope to do in the coming years before I die. Hopefully, I’ll be around for another 50 years to give me extra time to visit places far away.

Things I Want to do:

Get my Degree

Write Another Romance

Buy a Piece of Land on a Lake

Make the Best Seller’s List

Build a Log Cabin

Go to a Fisher Cat’s Game

Go to a Patriot’s Game

Go to a Bruin’s Game

Go to a Celtic’s Game

Run a 5k Road race – just to do

See my Daughter earn a college degree

Remarry

Travel to Nova Scotia

Travel to Alaska

Travel to Hawaii

Travel to the British Isles

Travel to Norway

Travel to Italy

Travel to Germany

Travel to South America

Travel to Australia

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Blogging, Works in Progress

Returning with Writing Goals in Hand

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It’s been months since I actually worked on any of my works in progress. I know it is high time that I got my seat back in that chair and give you what you want, another story. But it has to better, much better than the last one.

Chunky Method of Writing

The June edition of RWR featured an article about using a Chunky Method for a Writing Plan. First off, it was a great article, if you haven’t checked it out, and you can get your hands on the issue, read it. It showed me I can get back into a writing habit by doing a little bit of writing at a time.

Allie picked 600 words to base the writing plan around but said you can pick whichever word count suits you best. I will pick 500 words. I think I can do 500 words 4 times a week. It is a small chunk and most likely, once I get up and rolling again, I will tend to write more than that at a sitting. The whole idea is to get the words moving across the page, with discipline.

I have another excuse why I’m not writing as of late. It is called a higher education. I returned to school last month to work on my degree. Now I will have to balance more than just work and writing, I’ve added school work to the mix. It appears that the less time you have to write, the more you want to write.

Yesterday, I finished up with my first two classes, the next ones begin Tuesday. Now is the time to state my goals for writing and get back to that seat with the keyboard.

Here is my goal:

110,000-word count ÷ 500 chunks = 220 chunks if I divide this by 4 times per week, I will be done with the story in 55 weeks plus 3 weeks of no writing = 58 weeks. That is a little over a year. This figure also gives me 3 weeks of no writing.

I already have two works in progress. I will be working mostly on Hunting For Love in the coming month. It is already close to 20K words. That is 90K words to go. Divide that by 500-word chunks, equals 180 chunks left to write at 4 times a week, means I will be done with the story in about 45 weeks.

Now if I were to have an exceptional day of writing – 🙂

The possibilities of completing my goal grow stronger by the day.