End of May Writing Update!

5604. Not my original 10,000 goal, but good enough. No editing, on Kiss of The Fey, though, so I have yet to submit it for publishing. So poo. I’m upset with myself for not writing as much as I wanted (even if I had just spread that 5604 over more days I would’ve been more happy) but what’s done is done. I’m working full time at Wendy’s, my boyfriend and I just technically moved into our new apartment, and my computer is a piece of shit.

Some time over winter break, Best Buy directed us to the power cord to buy for my computer since the current one snapped in two. We ordered it and it didn’t fit my computer. None of the cords in the store fit my computer. My charger plug isn’t in the shape of a pentagon or something, it just goes really deep into the computer. After we realized that no cords fit my computer, my dad got the cord back together, but it started coming apart so I taped it to a pencil. I have to hold it just right, or my computer won’t charge. In addition to that, my touch pad has uninstalled itself from my computer. My computer just doesn’t recognize that it’s there and I have no idea why. It happened before and I just reinstalled it and it was fine, but it’s not working this time. I’m so done with my computer. It’s only just a little over a year old. This is bullshit. So I went again and backed up all my novels and short stories with my boyfriend’s mouse. /rant

Anyways….! How is everyone else doing with their writing goals? I hope you’ve all had better luck than I have!

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Writers unite! Write with me this summer!

I plan to write more this summer than I normally do. I know I’ll have enough time to do it, so it’s just a matter of setting goals. I went ahead and made a spreadsheet that can help me as Nano does with keeping track of my word count. It looks a bit like this.

CaptureColor-coded by month, because I’m a boss. If anyone would like to use this tool, you can download it here. I’ve used that site before and it’s safe. My document won’t give you any viruses, it’s just an excel file (it should be able to open with both Word and Open Office).

You can customize it as you’d like, delete May or August or get rid of the colors, but I already have all the formulas in there so that you don’t have to calculate a thing. Instructions are included in the file, but if you have any questions about anything feel free to ask!

I just think tools that let you see everything like that can be really useful. I want to see if anyone would like to write with my this summer. Nothing intense, nothing nearly as frantic as NaNoWriMo. My personal word goals are 10,000 for both May and July, then 20,000 during June and August. Obviously I won’t write every day, but I’m hoping to keep myself writing at least every week.

So if you’ve like to join me, leave a comment here! If enough people join up (you can write as much as you want, set your goal for 5,000 words a month if you want) then I’ll post each month to tell everyone how I’m doing and ask everyone else to report on their current status. I think it’ll be a fun way to meet some more bloggers and get to know them!

The project I’ll be working on primarily is A Game of Madness. If I finish I’ll just start my other project that was abandoned from trying to write too much at once. I don’t think I’ll get past A Game of Madness, though.