One thing I’ve learned over at the Romance Divas site is that some of those divas are more focused on their works-in-progress than I am. They also hold themselves accountable for moving forward with their writing. So I’m going to start doing the same here on my blog. I’ve added a new Category called “Progress.”
Now, what is “progress”? I’m in a quandary when I read writers posting how many pages they’ve written each day. Of course, it’s important to get those first drafts done, but what about editing and submitting? I often write in bits and snatches, with a lot of thinking, going back and forth, and editing as I go. Simply posting a number of pages per day won’t reflect how I work.
I could post about the “hours/minutes” put into the project, and what I did with that time. That approach might be better for me.
I’m already holding myself accountable in one way. On the wall of my bedroom, I have a Betty Boop calendar where, every month, I post the number of “Writing Submissions Mailed Out” and the number of “Pounds Lost.” In January, I lost 3 pounds and mailed out 3 submissions. I could post progress like that here, too, and call it the “Monthly Boop Report.”
I know. I know. Maybe you aren’t interested in reading my reports. But this is important to me! I’ve got to hold myself accountable, so I can move ahead with my writing. You can cheer me on (which I would appreciate), or just skip over those posts labeled “Progress.”