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Remember when I vowed to write 500 words a day, every day? I started off well, but after March things went downhill at an alarming rate. In April, I wrote 14 days out of the month. May was 11. And June? Oh, June. June was only ten. TEN! Pathetic.
Naturally, I'm taking the start of a new month (Hello, July!) as the chance to turn over yet another new leaf. It's a good time to recommit myself to writing. I'm settled into a new job that is not causing me emotional turmoil. We don't have plans to travel or race in the next few weeks, and really, I've run out of excuses. I wanted to do an August Writing Challenge, and make up rules, and get other people to join in, and give away prizes at the end, and I might still do that. But that's four weeks away. I need to make some changes now!
You can still play along, whether you write or blog or do anything you love not nearly enough. Just create some benchmarks and then try your best to reach them. Here're my goals for July:
- Write 500 words OR revise for 30 minutes, six days a week.
- Submit one formerly unsubmitted piece to 5 different journals.
- Find one contest to enter.
- Finish a draft of something new. It doesn't have to be a good draft. First drafts rarely are.
Let me know if you're going to give yourself a July challenge in the comments. We can cheer each other on!