Here’s my plan for March: I commit to writing four poems five days a week on my new verse novel. I’m twenty or so poems in at this point, and if I hold to this schedule, will have a manuscript that resembles something book-ish by the end of the month.
I’ve always found word-count goals — especially with verse novels — utterly defeating. This feels challenging but realistically doable.
What are your current goals?
Linda Jackson says
I find wordcount goals utterly defeating too.
Thankfully, I’m participating in March Madness this month, and it helped me set goals. I’ve already accomplished goal #1: I started a new blog and am actively blogging.
And #2 is to complete my current WIP. Like I said, I don’t do specific daily wordcounts, but I do know I plan to finish…which means I’ll probably hole myself in the house at the end of March to do that.
BTW- I went back to reading The Wednesday Wars, and I’m really enjoying it.
Have a great day!
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I think Microsoft Word will do a word count for me and there are also websites that will count for you! Good luck with your verse novel. I toyed with the idea myself.
Caroline Starr Rose says
Linda, glad to hear you picked it up again. Tell me what you think when you finish.
Harvee, yep, free verse, like my book, May B.
Shelli (srjohannes) says
write book 2 🙂