Let’s see. Goals. I finished my revisions of a short story, and sent it off to my writing group. In turn, I received comments and will now sort through them, implement what I will, and then proceed to mail it off to its hopeful destination on either Saturday or Monday.
My ROW 80 goal: I *think* I’ve figured out the short story (it’s actually a bit longer than a short story) that I am going to work on. It’s not the story I had mentioned in my “Inspiration” post, that one needs to sit on the back burner and simmer for a while. No, this one is a science fiction idea I have had for a while. I have a bunch of it written, I just need to bash it into shape. I have a deadline of April 14th to have the first draft written and fairly polished. Then I shall send it out to a few readers for critiques. That runs a bit into the second round of ROW 80, but that’s OK. The main thing: the goal is realistic. If I tried to have it done for the end of this round, it would just never happen. I am also going to divide this goal up a bit further once i have a better idea of how much work there is ahead of me.
The depressing thing about this story is that I had most of it written last year. Then my hard drive on my computer died and it went bye-bye… along with a lot of other stuff. So now I have to re-create a lot, and there is always the dread that it won’t come out as good as it was the first time. But there is no sense in worry about that now.
Get that butt in the chair and write!