Weeknotes S03E03 - Lots of Planning

Summary:

 

Glad to be maintaining a daily habit, but I do feel as if I’m doing a lot of planning and a lot of noodling around, but not really actually getting on with anything substantial. Hopefully that will change next week with some proper scheduled writing sessions with other people.

 

Monday:

 

Made good use of a train journey to complete today’s Writers’ Block Detox prompt. Then finally got around to watching a Writing the Other seminar about creating asexual characters, which was extremely pertinent to a short story I’ve been trying to get done for over two years and which I’ve allocated to a submission opportunity with a deadline of the end of February.

 

I talked through a short story idea with a friend and came up with some interesting thoughts.

 

Tuesday:

 

I did the Writers’ Block Detox prompt for today.

 

I also heard back from Etre that they had decided not to accept any of the pieces I submitted for the first prompt. I decided not to continue as a staff writer, as I don’t feel I can provide what they’re looking for and I also think our processes are incompatible. It’s a shame, but it wasn’t a good fit and I have plenty of other projects to work on.

 

Wednesday:

 

I did the now habitual WBD prompt and then some planning for big writing sessions I have scheduled for the rest of the week.

 

Thursday:

 

I started with today’s WBD prompt. Then I caught up on some reviews and did some more planning. It turned out to be quite complicated, now I’ve got multiple projects with varying deadlines to work out.

 

I also wrote and submitted an entry for this week’s Hour of Writes competition, which I haven’t done for a while.

 

Friday:

 

I helped Bear post about last weekend’s reading retreat, then did another review.

 

I did today’s WBD prompt.

 

Then I did some submissions.

 

Saturday:

 

I meant to get up early, head into town and do a proper focused session.

 

I did get up early, but I stayed at home and didn’t settle down to write until noon, at which point I amusingly spent fifteen minutes reading an article about procrastination…

 

Then I did today’s WBD prompt and wrote this month’s GYWO discussion post, which went really well and may turn into another article to try and sell.

 

Sunday:

 

I started, as usual, with today’s WBD prompt, then did some planning for next week.

 

Then I completed some fanfic shorts for the various challenge groups I take part in.

 

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