Sunday, September 13, 2015

Weekly Goals 14-9-15

I'm happy with the revision I managed to get through last week, so I hope to keep up the momentum and get through another 5 or 6 chapters this week.  It's weird.  I'm a relatively quick writer, so when I'm drafting, I probably will write a chapter in just over an hour or so.  Yet when I'm revising, it will often take me twice that to get the chapter right.  No wonder I always spend about twice as much time revising each book than writing it.

And that's just my first round of revision!

It's going to be another busy week at work.  I have a lot of stuff to get through this week, but I'm confident I can do it, as long as I just put my head down and get on with it.

It's my son's 11th birthday tomorrow, so I have to get things organized for that and his party in the weekend.

What are your goals for the week?


  1. I don't know what it is, but revising always takes longer. I guess it's a good thing since it means you're putting effort into it. Good luck keeping up the momentum, and happy birthday to your son :)

  2. Someone said that once and it's true--if you're a fast drafter, you'll spend more time on revisions. I personally like working this way--then you have something on paper that you can work with. The people I've known who take forever on a first draft often spend so much time working on their chapters, they lose that momentum that I feel is necessary for getting a good book in place.