Today is officially the last day of my Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life writing challenge, and the day before Camp NaNoWriMo and month 2 of my YAB Bootcamp begins. I think it is incredibly important as a Teacher-Librarian, as well as a writer-in-progress to push myself to keep growing my passions. It means I'm walking the walk I ask my students to walk.
So, it looks like it is time to set a few new goals. For the month, and smaller for the week. Here goes:
Month of April:
- Now that I've completely revamped my POV and my MC I need to start.completely.over on my WIP. This is GOOD news, and I'm pumped about it. Time to make some magic.
- By magic, I mean: actually write. Since receiving some really helpful feedback I've been working on some important pre-writing stuff like figuring out how the heck this new version begins.
- April is a busy month. A very busy month. For one thing, I will be gone for several days to the Texas Library Association's conference, with zero writing-on-my-novel time. I am SO excited about this conference---and believe me, I'll be taking notes and I'll be doing plenty of people-watching (and also picking the brains of published authors every chance I get!) but I'm going to do myself a favor and NOT set myself up for failure by creating a massive word count for this week. Ain't. gonna. happen. and I'm okay with that.
1st week of April:
- Write EVERY day this week. Move the story forward. Get this first chapter rewritten.
- I'll be giving the STAAR test 2 days this week. This gives me plenty of think time. Might as well put it to good use, right? While I can't actually write anything down until after the testing, I can do plenty of working things out in my head while I'm pacing the room like a tiger in a cage.
- Since my YAB bootcamp team captain has mentioned creating a new BINGO board for the month of April. Bingo goal? Get one this week!
Let's do this!