The Weekly Write is a feature where I discuss all of my writing hopes, dreams, and fails. Feel free to join me! I love to hear what everyone is doing!
I have attempted to do The Weekly Write once before but life got in the way.
I say, no more.
I need your help, guys.
I need you to keep me inspired and keep me motivated to finish all of the projects instead of thinking about them constantly and feeling like a failure.
I often feel conflicted when discussing my writing life. For years when people would ask me what I wanted to be when I "grew up" I would always say anything but "a writer."
The word itself sounds scary. It feels scary. And most people don't understand.
The truth is that my entire life I do not remember a time when "a writer" wasn't what I wanted to be. I would sit for hours and write words over and over agin, or copy chapters of Harry Potter because I just liked it and I didn't think anything I said or wrote would ever top it. (Let's be legit, THAT is still true).
Looking back on it I was constantly heading towards one goal, and I would like other to join me as I try to make "it" happen.
Let's talk about writing! Let's talk about reading writing!
Let's encourage each other and try to make "it" happen for all us - whatever your "it" may be.
Here are my weekly stats:
Total word count: 40,082
Hours spent: 5
Words added: 4,322
Dream goal for next week: 50,000 (HA!)
Realistic goal for next week: 46,000
So, all in all - not the best week. I also did get Scrivener which has been a large help with formatting and just separating my thoughts into tangible things.
The truth is, this book may really suck - but I'm finishing it for me.
This is The Weekly Write, and if you would like to join in, just leave a comment with your post or we can just talk about it there. I will be on Twitter as well where I will be hash-tagging my writing woes.
We can get through this together.
And I really want some company doing it.