We are writing. The first draft is progressing. Now we need to check our progress overall.
Many people who have good time management skills will often practice having a weekly review. They will review how they performed the previous week, so they can re-prioritize their plans for the upcoming week.
As far as a writing check off list:
- Are you meeting your daily writing goals? – if not, then either the goal is too aggressive or you need to make writing a greater priority
- Note taking organized and notes set to the side
- Review your outline to make sure you are on track with your story / book
- If you are hitting your goals easily, then what other writing opportunities can you leverage during the “extra” time? – This extra time is a great opportunity to work on those auxiliary tasks, such as research or vetting out a character background.
- What are you doing to learn more about the market you want to write for and/or what are you doing this week to gain an online presence? (to be covered in more detail in a future post)
Exercise: Work through the above checklist and set your goals for the upcoming week
Next post: Editing the first draft
Writing prompt #0018
Write about dance.
You could attack this in several ways:
- dance from a dancer’s perspective
- dance from a man in a night club perspective
- dance from a dance show perspective
- dance from your beliefs if dance is “right” or not right in public but okay in private, etc.