They say if you want to be good at something you need to practice every day. I started Writing About Writing as a way of keeping myself accountable for how much I was writing outside of my school work. Everything counts. Emails, journals, scripts, blogging, even excessive tweeting.
Over time this space has become a way of keeping track of weekly goals in other areas of my life as well as writing. A statement of what I’ve done, and what I want to do. A weekly record of my successes and failures, for better or for worse.
Monday: journal (1)
Tuesday: blog – moving
Thursday: journal (5)
blog – this post
Friday: journal (3)
Saturday: journal ()
Sunday: journal ()
Apparently my goal for last week was note taking. Ha! Oh man, that’s laughable considering how many notes I’ve taken. Pitiful really. I was really glad to have things pretty well planned out blog-wise for the week though, even though I changed Thursday last minute (you’ll see the post I had scheduled next week).
My main goal this week is to get internet access, but perhaps I would get more done without. Just being in this town has me itching to start again on a script, which is exciting since I haven’t even given a thought to any screen-based stories in over a month. Perhaps revisiting my Spring semester spec or last Fall’s original?
Since I only have a week before classes start, I’d like to spend some time pre-writing and planning out my blog posts for July. I want to be able to focus as single-mindedly as possible on school next month and having an arsenal of pre-written content would be a big help.
Also that last of the moving! All in all I have a week before I am going to be returning to school. Ideal world: I’m able to organize myself to ship my things from Chicago before I start school. It could take much longer in which case I have to establish a routine without the majority of a kitchen, a proper bed or a desk. Not impossible, but I may have to change my routine a bit when I get my things.