This week has been a bit slow. Mostly because I’m stranded (enter the blizzard) 1.5 hours away from my office. I’m at my parents’ house now, which has a desk in my room but none of my lovely writing stuff. Like my novel outlines and notes. My character charts. My entire library of writing books and my personal collection of writer helps. It’s all far, far away.
But, #WriteMotivation is about overcoming obstacles. So, I’m making progress, even without all of my writing tools. Here’s where I am so far:
1. Re-outline DR. I’ve thought about the plot, which is something. Really. Most of my work takes place in my head, then I scribble things down and consider it finished. So, I have started, but I still need to focus on this one more in the weeks to come.
2. Write two short stories. Again, I’ve done a lot of head work. I have the ideas, I just need to pick which ones I want to write. Will be working on that this week.
3. Write four chapters of Cherno. All of my Cherno notes and character charts are at the apartment, so I’m holding off on this until I retrieve them. I would go ahead without the notes, but I need to adjust some things, and it has been seven months since I’ve seen the original outline.
4. Land several freelancing gigs (make at least $50 per week). I found the positions I want to apply for, and I created an awesome, updated resume. Will be applying to eight positions tomorrow evening.
5. Read something fun. I’ve started reading Divergent. Yay, fun reading!
6. Nail the GRE. I finally got my test results back, and I feel good about it. I wasn’t blown away by my verbal score, but my written score was high. I feel comfortable with it, so I’m going to let it be for the time being. I consider this one checked off.
7. Finish Auburn portfolio. I found better photos, which is big. I still want to go on a photography expedition, though, just so that I can have more photos to include.
I also did something this week that I’ve needed to do. I learned how to do the Twitter thing. That sounds lame, probably, but I just didn’t get Twitter before, which is why I only used it to spam people with my new blog posts. But, since #WriteMotivation works best if you engage, and most of the engagement happens on Twitter, I thought I should learn. So, I’ve read articles, followed Twitter superstars and, yes, even tweeted. Well, re-tweeted. Which is a kind of tweeting.
If you haven’t followed me yet, I call myself @jessie_writes. If such things interest you. 😉