I realized that my Goal for the Weekend posts probably don’t make as much sense without the back story for that. Between a wife in nursing school and a two year old devil-boy, my free time is usually Friday and Saturday night, starting around ten and going as long as I can keep my eyes open. I try to get a good game plan together every Friday afternoon for what I want to accomplish before Monday morning.
So, the goals:
- Edit. Edit a lot.
I wanted to edit last night, then we had a thunderstorm which knocked out our AC. I spent all night trying to figure out what to do about that and failing. Luckily, after a restless night in an eighty degree bedroom, the AC is back up. The goal is a bare minimum of 44 pages, but I would love to do double that (actually about 100 pages). I am also looking at couple of chapters that have changed as the story evolved these five years and been rewritten several times. They are going to need some serious work, I believe. I’m trying not to fall into the trap of rewriting this to death, but my gut is telling me these chapters succumbed to that trap long ago and need to be scrapped and replaced.
- Write in the second book.
Less concerned about word count here, really just want to get past a particular story arc. I am in a place in the book I didn’t anticipate, didn’t imagine, and have no clue what to do with. I want to get a good running start and go at it like that dude in Wanted.
Sometimes your book is something you love. You want to respond in turn. Other times its your enemy and well, you’re just declaring war on it. I want to do that to my book!
Okay, everything except at the end where he gets shot in the head. That would be bad.