October Creative Challenge: Halfway Point Check-in – life+running

October Creative Challenge: Halfway Point Check-in

October Creative Challenge: Publish a book // www.lifeplusrunning.com

What’s the point of setting a goal if you never look at the progress? None! So here’s my progress report for the Publish a Book goal I set this month.

I’ve written 14,000 words this month.

  • This number includes EVERYTHING I’ve written (even this blog post)
  • I set out to write 2K words a day … I’m 16K shy of that 🙁

I aimed to set a daily writing habit.

  • I decided I would write SOMETHING every day. Doesn’t matter what it is.
    • Story ideas
    • Blog posts
    • Research notes
    • Free-flow text
  • I started strong, but got sick last week, and had no interest in doing anything at all, let alone creative endeavors.
  • Although I’ve waned, I strengthened the habit by giving myself permission to write anything.

I still think I can make it.

Although my LA story isn’t going well (as I planned — setting deadlines on non-design creative stuff* hasn’t ever worked for me), I have a few other options I can still finish and publish by the end of the month.

  • Tokens of Kindness guidebook + kit
  • Untitled Design Book 
  • Cookbook of some sort
  • Collection of short stories

* I realize setting deadlines is part of the process — setting a deadline. I need to write more so I can develop a workflow for these types of projects. I have a blog workflow. I have a paper workflow. I do not, however, have a large creative writing project workflow. I also cannot write without complete attention, and I want to change that (case in point: Mark interrupted while I was typing this and I totally lost my train of thought). 


So, that’s where I’m at. After writing this post I’m 280 words closer to 2,000 words for today, so there’s that. 🙂 Wish me luck!

Anybody else working on a creative goal this month? 


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