Sunday, May 31, 2015

Finished! (And a visual of the work it took to get there)

May is my vacation from the school year and I have to say I’m sad we're at the end of it. However, I’m also thrilled. Why? Because today I FINALLY finished the third draft of my WIP!!

*jumps up and down*

*falls over from exhaustion*

I guess, technically, I’ve only been working on this draft for a few months, but it feels like a really long time coming because this is the first full draft that I’m going to share with others. I’m really looking forward to hearing others’ opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript…as well as not thinking about this book for a few weeks.

Last month I posted my sticker calendar that I use to track my daily writing/reading progress. I promised myself that I’d keep posting the calendars every month so… *drum roll please*

Ta Da!

The green stickers represent days when I sat down and wrote something substantial (not including this blog). I’m pretty amazed with myself for writing 26 days this month. That HAS to be a record for me. Of course, I'm on vacation this month which helps explain how I was able to do that. I don’t think I’ll be seeing another calendar like this for quite a while.

On the other hand, who knows?!

Looking at all the progress I made this month (I finished a book!!) makes me really motivated to keep it up. I don’t want the June page looking like a loser in comparison. So, we’ll see. I’ve set a really high bar but hopefully I can continue to make progress (and get a few more orange stickers for listening to my audiobooks).

And maybe I'll add a new color sticker for watching movies…I have a lot to catch up on now! 

1 comment:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS! You ROCK! WooHOO! *throws confetti* Have some chocolate to celebrate! We must celebrate all the milestones, large and small! YAY YOU!