I very much want to get back to doing some actual writing this month.
But I’m also kinda in a ‘The stuff I make will never be good enough, and no one will ever really like it!’ -mood, so we’ll see how it goes.
I very much want to get back to doing some actual writing this month.
My goals remain the same since they worked so well last month: 5k by the 15th, 10k by month’s end.
I’m going to post my first WIP this month! I only have one chapter (Chapter 2 is also on my July To-Do list), but I’m looking forward to getting feedback
I’m gunning to finish my WiP this month, at the first draft stage anyway!
Don’t think I’m going to set a goal for my writing project since I haven’t been able to touch that since I’ve started working. So my goals are going to be more broad:
- Find a better work life balance so I can slip in some time to write on Cold Hit
- Don’t feel bad that I’m not actively working on Cold Hit and that it may be years before I start actively working on it for years
- Keep writing for work (tech writer) and the tiny writing group I met online
- Eat, sleep, rinse repeat.
- Get a better sleep schedule lol
That’s about it. Happy July everyone! I can’t believe we’re here! It feels like yesterday it was early March!
Goal for the month: 100k words (including code, so really like 95k. much more achievable)
Also, to write longer pages in general.
Edit 7/1: I don’t want to bother everyone with daily updates, so I’ll just track my running total in this post:
I take back everything positive I said about these threads. Calling in a mod to lock this now before more abusive content like this is posted.
Good day everyone.
I just joined this community last month. I’ve played some Hosted Games and Choice of Games since 2016. With seeing a lot of stories and writings, they’ve taught me a lot of vocab and wisdom (choosing choices). I’m from Indonesia so English is not my forte, and since I began on reading and playing a lot of CoG or HG my skills went up pretty fast I’d say.
Here’s my report on June:
- learning ChoiceofScripts for the past month (still learning )
- wrote 7k word writing soon to be WiP (I hope I finish it this month for the first WiP)
Goal for July:
- learn more ChoiceofScripts progamming language
- finish my soon to be WiP this month (30k words at least)
June was weird. On the upside, I did meet some of my goals (better outline, got some things-but not all-together for a few publication and contest submissions, did more reading, baked my best cake yet) but I’m pretty disappointed with the actual number of words I wrote. Still, I’m trying to focus on the positives, because there really were a lot of them.
This month, I’m going to focus on writing every day. That worked really well for me in May so I think, at least until I’ve built up some of that sweet, sweet self discipline, that’s the way to go. I might not hit a specific word count goal, but at the end of the month, I know I’ll be able to look back and be proud that I did my best every day. And I know that building habits gets easier as you go. So I’m optimistic and feeling good.
Good luck to everyone! I’ll be cheering you all on!
Thank you, @Eiwynn for the shout out! I’m always happy to give book recs. It was difficult to narrow down this list. I just started In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodardand, and it’s a brilliant mind-bend of magic and technology.
Since I’m here, I should participate! My goal this month is to finish Chapter 1 edits and get down a first draft of Chapter 2. So about 10k of fresh words.
Hey, y’all. This will be a great way for me to hold myself accountable, as my school is currently not in session right now. (Thank god.) Here are my hopes for July.
Write 5,000 by my birthday () I go on a vacay after that. So… let’s aim for 7,000 by the end of the month.
Code the prologue of Mean!
Have a great month everybody
My hopes for July are simple.
Write everyday and hope to get past 20k in my current project.
Summer break starts later this month, so I might end up writing more, but this is what I’d like to get done at the very least.
- Finish a fanfiction story, for real this time.
- Finish playing ME3. For… research.
I was excited to continue writing my wip
Only to open the choicescript IDE and see a large part of chapter one showing weird symbols… Encoding errors or so
So I guess all the edits I made recently were lost
I have a backup but not quite recent
But I’ll still do what I can
For now I’m still practicing visual arts
I hate when tech buggers out. I’m sorry that happened
At least I can think about the plot a bit more
My goals for July are pretty simple. Write at least one scene a day and release one update a week for my current WIP. I’m so happy that people seem to like what I’ve written so far!
Well my June plans didn’t work out, and I quit my job to apply for a better job so… Oops? Yay? Definitely yay. I love my new bosses and coworkers.
My goals for this month is to work on the new book, Ground Zero: The Beginning.
So far we got 5k words, and I’m hoping to bump that up to around 20-40k so I can comfortably publish a first demo. So far I’m stuck in the middle of character creation, but those get done fast.
I have a real good feeling about July my dudes. Here’s to all of us meeting our goals!
When I started posting on the forums in May, I never could have expected that my life would become 10x more chaotic and stressful than it already was. I decided to start simple with the goal of doing something for my project every day, no matter how small. I didn’t realize that my anxiety was slowly building up and becoming worse every day that I did that until I was too overwhelmed to continue at that pace. Turns out that I’ve been completely unaware of 90% of the thoughts that run through my head (or possibly more that I’ve opted to ignore them for so long that I learned to not acknowledge them) and that I was building up my anxiety the more I pushed myself to do stuff since I wasn’t dealing with any of the negative emotions.
Unfortunately, I realized this a bit too late and now I sit on the verge of a panic attack every time I think about writing. Luckily, I found a therapist and am working through the anxiety with them now. I still want to make a goal or two for this month though, so here I am.
- The only time I don’t get anxious when I think about or actually writing something is when I’m working on a project I don’t plan to ever share with anyone… ever. I don’t want to succumb to my anxiety, so my plan is to just… write for fun. Write purely for myself because I enjoy it.
- I also want to post a mid-month update, whether I’ve done anything or not because I need to start acknowledging my emotions and my therapist wants me to start some exposure therapy with some things that have a lower level of anxiety for me.
- Do whatever I can to make July a less stressful, more enjoyable month.
Here’s to hoping for a happy, productive month for everyone.
Happy July everyone! I am a July baby, so thanks for the birthday wishes!
I finally finished my study year, so now I can focus on writing!
My goals are:
- write daily
- 20.000 words minimum before the end of the month
Good luck everyone!