Congratuations on everyone on their recent launches!
It’s my birthday in August so I’m looking forward to that
I did my Chapter 3 and 4 revisions for Royal Affairs in July and have outlined and coded Chapter 5. My August goals are to:
get Chapter 5 drafted!
outline something that’s very new and unknown currently
carry on trying to secure a new game writing/narrative design day job, which is going OK so far. I’ve got a few very decent leads but it’s not the most fun thing to get up to. My CoG work is a lovely thing to occupy myself with
Hi again! I’ve barely written anything the past month or so, but I’m excited to finally get back to it! (After I catch up on some sleep, of course)
The last two weeks have been very stressful. I created a six-minute 2D animation for my final project, and I was very excited because I thought I could make a trailer for my WIP. Unfortunately it got approved very late, and it needed to have an actual story, so the next best thing would be to create the prologue instead. (Here’s some screenshots if anyone’s interested)
It’s complete, but it needs an awful lot of polishing before it’s presentable. It’s not terrible, but it’s incredibly rushed. I’m not sure if I can do that in the near future, so now I’m having second thoughts about sharing it like I originally planned. And I’m not gonna lie, a huge part of my motivation was to get more people interested in my WIP. Maybe I’ll make a proper trailer someday…
Right now, my plan for August is to just get the next update out (the sooner the better) and then focus on more important stuff.
This month is going to be a ride. I’m finally able to go back to work (yay!) but I’m still not going to actually get paid until the end of the month (boo!), so that’s a good thing.
My goals for this month:
Flesh out concept for what I’m going to short hand refer to as Plant Project; I’m very excited about it and to be working on something more long form.
Prep some more poetry for submission to some more publication contests.
At least 5k words in my initial project that I’ve been working on since June.
I have some personal goals that are also going to take up a fair amount of my time this month so I’m trying to be realistic about how much time I have to dedicate to writing. Like July, I’d like to be able to end the month knowing that I did as much as I could every day.
Going a bit easy this month since there’s a chance of me going back to school physically in September. When that happens, I’ll have to find a way to balance writing and school.
Given the spike in positive COVID cases and the mediocre vaccination rate in my country, I don’t really see it happening, but it’s always good to be prepared.
August 2021 Goals
☐ Write for 20 minutes every day. Doesn’t matter if it’s one sentence or 1k words, as long as I sat down and wrote for at least 20 minutes, then it counts.
☐ Finish detailed outline of my current project, which should be at least 80% of the story.
☐ Finish the alpha demo aka second draft of the first chapter.
I recently read Stephen King’s On Writing. It was a pretty good read - I’ve never read his books before because I’m a chicken, but I’ve always wanted to read Carrie. I like the way he talks in this book and at conventions - very cool-grandfather vibes.
I especially liked the final words of the book:
Writing is magic, as much as the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.
And hi everyone - I’m new to the forums, though I’ve been lurking for a few months. My main goals for August are to share my first WIP, and to make steady progress on my project every day. The allure of worldbuilding/notes/outlining is great, but I need to double down and write regularly, so hopefully putting this thought out into the universe will give me the push I need to hold myself accountable to that!
On Writing is terrific. But if you’re not into horror and suspense, he has some milder stuff out there. I would recommend Hearts in Atlantis, it’s one of my favorites and, while it is occasionally a bit suspenseful, it’s not overly disconcerting.
Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption might be good too. The book that novella came in, Different Seasons, is full of classic stuff, but some of the others might be a bit much if you want to avoid rough stuff (Apt Pupil, for example).
Hi everyone! I’ve very new to ChoiceScript (literally got started today) and my main goal for this month is to just start writing again. I used to write a lot and then just… stopped. For a really long time. Like, a REALLY long time
Even if it’s 10 words a day, I’m going to make sure I write every single day this month.
Good luck to all of you and here’s hoping I have something to show for it at the end of the month!