Here’s the quote I liked this week:
"Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it
permanent." - Marilyn von Savant
I like that quote because a writing career is full of “setbacks.” Rejections and critiques can make it hard sometimes to feel like you’re a good writer whose stories are worth publishing. That quote just speaks to me on the value of not giving up. Of course it also helps when the words are flowing.
And this has been a wonderful word-flowing week for me. I am so excited because I did great on my word count this week and I’m halfway through my draft. I really like the way the story is shaping up and the way my characters are behaving. Hopefully that will last.
I want to make it my goal to have this thing drafted by the end of July. I think seeing it here in black and white will help me get that done--so I’m saying it out loud. My goal is to have this draft done by July 31st, 2011 at midnight.
What are your writing goals for July?