Writer Recharge :: Update - The Last One
(Find more details HERE about this month-long motivational writing challenge co-hosted by me and Katy Upperman, Alison Miller, Liz Parker, and Elodie Nowodazkij. And be sure to include the link to your update below or tweet about it using hashtag #Writer Recharge!)
It's official - the Bonus Weekend is behind us and we have reached the end of Writer Recharge. I'd like to thank everyone who joined us this month, particularly my co-hosts. Thanks for cheering one another on, for writing and revising a boatload of words, for your enthusiasm and energy, and for being AWESOME.
We're excited to see how you all did for the month. As for me:
Did I write everyday? I wrote ALMOST every day in the month of February. This last week, there were a couple of days when I did not write words for my WIP, but I did do something writing-related every day. In the month of February, I worked on KEYS, wrote several blog posts for here and YA Buccaneers, completed a post-revision critique for one of my CPs, read and critiqued a selection for one of my MNYA Writers CPs, started to work on enhancements for my freelance editing business, completed a comprehensive edit for a client, and secured two clients for March. I'd say it was a huge success for the writing and editing side of life.
Did I reclaim my lunch break? Yes, I put those thirty minutes to good use every day in February. I am happy to say that I have broken the habit of working through my lunch break, and I don't plan to relapse again - at least not until we have a big event looming.
Did I make progress on KEYS? Oh, KEYS, the WIP I love so much. I had hoped to finish my first draft by the end of February, but as so often happens, life had other plans for me. I did make progress on KEYS and I'm very happy with the developments (especially that tremendous plot revelation I had in Week Three) and I'm excited to continue working on it. Am I disappointed that I didn't finish? Only mildly so. It's not the first time that life and weather events have hindered my progress, and I'm totally fine with it. I'm a full-time working mom of two young, active kids who volunteers too much and is trying to get a business off the ground. And did I mention the five loads of laundry that need to be folded? I'm not going to beat myself up about not finishing. All in all, it was a fantastic month.
SO! We hope that you had a productive month. Link your final update here and thanks for joining Writer Recharge 2014!
P.S. If you enjoyed the accountability of this challenge, I invite you to check out what the YA Buccaneers have in store for the next three months. More details will be available on the YAB website later today.