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1. How I did on last week’s goals
Kind of bad, to be honest. I didn't start any of the verse novels, and I didn't really write a new stanza. I revised what I had, so I wrote a few new lines and broke the stanzas I had up a bit. Still have not looked at the Cinderella story.
The only good thing from this is that part of my failure this week is because I rediscovered a short story I never finished, and I messed around with that.
2. My goal(s) for this week
In a word, FOCUS. In more concrete terms...
- Write another stanza
- Look at the Cinderella novel
- Start one of the verse novels
Bonus: if I must tinker with that short story, then the goal is to finish restructuring it, so that I can finally finish writing it.
3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
One word to sum up what I wrote/revised? GRASPING. Felt like I was having a hard time saying what I wanted to say and teasing out scenes. Lots of images and words, but nothing I could hold on to.
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week.
By far, FOCUS (which incidentally was my One Word Resolution word for 2014). So many distractions in life and also just in my creative mind. I'm messing with every story BUT the one I should be messing with.
5. Something I love about my WiP
It's definitely a challenge! Frustration aside, I am still excited to be trying this vastly new thing. I've never written anything remotely long or even that narrative in verse, so it's daunting but cool!
BONUS: World cup pup Loki! We cheered for USA this weekend. That final goal from Portugal at the end really sucked though. Next opponent? Germany! I think someone asked last time what we were going to do when USA faces Germany (since the Sister is usually a team Germany fan), and my answer to that is USA USA USA! (We do love chanting that.) Nothing like international sports to really get the patriotism going. ;)