Hot off the press!
- abuse Achievements Anger Anxiety apology awards blog blogging cardinal pell cat Celebration Character weakness child sexual abuse conformity control Creative writing Creativity death dementia Depression dysfunction elderly Emotion family fear Fiction Goals gratitude healing Hemingway Hope hypocrisy incest insomnia journey label lies Martin Luther King Jnr Memories Mental health Merry Christmas Missing person molestation moving Mythology NaNoWriMo neglect Novel nursing home old age paedophile paedophilia Panic attack Personal Growth pet Phoenix physical abuse Procrastination progress psychology regeneration respect royal commission Self esteem senile senility Short Story silence speaking out survivor thanks Tips & Tricks trauma truth Writing
Tag Archives: Achievements
Woo Hoo! Who said it couldn’t be done? Well, I for one definitely had my doubts.
No, I haven’t completely lost my mind, (although I am working on it), but I did achieve something amazing today.
I haven’t written much on my novel for the last couple of weeks, thanks to ‘life’ getting in the way, so this afternoon I set my goals high and set about trying to achieve them.
My goal was to write 6,000 words today.
Considering I didn’t sit down to start writing until 1.30 this afternoon, I was expecting my goal would be quite out of reach, but there is nothing like a challenge to give my motivation a bit of a kick-start.
With no incentive, other than to reach the magic 20% mark of my first-draft by writing 6,000 words today, I sat down and let my fingers do the talking, (so to speak).
Anyway, almost 10 hours later, I have just completed 6,112 words!
I am exhausted, I have to go to work early in the morning, and my only sustenance today has been coffee, but I am so excited that I have managed to get so much written. This bodes well for the rest of the week, because, having been so engrossed in the story for so many hours in one sitting, I am keen to keep the momentum going.
It feels so great to have pushed myself beyond the goals I would normally set for myself, I just had to share.
Fell free to let me know of any writing goals, big or small, you’ve achieved recently so we can celebrate together!