I can’t believe it’s almost September y’all! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe as we transition into fall. In today’s post, I want to revisit my goals for August as well as introduce y’all to my September writing goals.
Rereading and Outlining Project BAN [DONE]
Rereading Project BAN was a humbling experience. I know that having a crappy first draft is a part of the writing process, but man did Project BAN hurt to read at times. I’ve decided to take Project BAN in a vastly different direction. So much so, that I don’t know if I want to call it a second draft. Maybe 1.5? What’s clear is that 90% of the first draft won’t make it into this reimagining.
If you would like to learn more about what exactly was wrong with my first draft, read the blog post here.
Starting the Second Draft of Project BAN [DONE]
I’m proud to say I reached the 10k words mark in Project BAN v1.5. During the drafting process, I have been learning more about the craft of writing. If you’re looking for free storytelling resources, I highly recommend story coach Lisa Cron’s list of links on her website. If you have the money to support her, go buy her book Story Genius — it would be an awesome investment into your craft.
Trying Out Scrivener [NOPE]
Scrivener seems complicated and I don’t have the time nor interest to check it out. I still have that 50% off Scrivener code on the Camp NaNoWriMo site though. It’ll be valid until November so I might play with it…but chances are I won’t LMAO.
Google Docs has a ton of resources to use for my creative projects (spreadsheets, folders, etc.) and I’m perfectly fine using it at the moment.
Trying New Productivity Methods [NOPE]
August is the month I realized how much I like the Pomodoro method. Having those scheduled breaks helps me feel less fatigued throughout the day.
Although, I still want to try time-tracking with the Pomodoro method. *crossing my fingers that I actually do it this time*
I’m claiming that September will be a month of renewal and abundance. Below are my September writing goals.
Continue Working on Project BAN v1.5
I would love to hit 20k words this month. I also want to dive deeper into the backgrounds of my characters as well as flesh out my outline.
Read More About Writing/Storytelling
I’m currently reading Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, which is hilarious. I wish I had a workshop professor like her when I was in college. I’m on the hunt for more writing craft books (I want to read more writing craft books by POC; I haven’t read one yet!)
Begin Working on a Short Fiction Collection
I have an idea for a short fiction collection called Project Mixtape. I’ll reveal more information as I bring this nugget of an idea to fruition.
“Pitch more” is on my to-do list every month, but in September I want to go hard. I want to get some big-time bylines under my belt as a writer — I’ve been ready for it!
Continue Updating This Blog Twice a Week
I set a goal in August to update this blog twice a week — and I did it!!!
*my soundtrack as I finish this post*
I want to maintain that consistency throughout September. This has surely been a test of my content creation skills but it’s been super fun. I’m excited to keep it going and keep bringing y’all more lit ass content.