Wednesday, May 9, 2012

ROW80 - New Goals for May

Announcement: I'm going to be publishing The Misplaced Hero twice a week -- Mondays and Thursdays. I'll tell you more about that in a post on Friday. 

But first, I have new goals for the month of May:

I am going to try to write an episode a day for the rest of the month.  (Or the equivalent -- generally, I'll rough in one ep, shape up one that's already roughed in, and polish a third.)  I think this will be excellent discipline, and a great learning experience.

I will continue to post about the experience of writing it on Tuesdays or Fridays as I feel like it.  The artwork might suffer for this accelerated schedule, at least at first.

As for what I'll do in June?  I don't know.  I will probably be desperate to get back to regular writing, but I'll save that until closer to the time.  (BTW, I like setting goals from month to month.  I may continue this.)

A Round of Words in 80 Days update:

Sunday Day 35 - 70 minutes. Saw the Avengers today.  They rocked.  Joss Whedon knows how to deal with an ensemble cast.  The star quality in each character was allowed to shine (except maybe for Thor, who had relatively simple motives, so he was a little under-done compared to the rest).

Got tomorrow's episode done, and also did a little on the artwork.

Monday Day 36 - 62 minutes. Mostly got the next episode ready.

Tuesday Day 37 - 60 minutes.  Looked over what I've got on the blog story, and what I want to get done, and realized that it'll take at least 21 episodes - which is why I am going over to posting twice a week.  It will take until the end of September if I don't. In the meantime, Episode 2 is giving me more trouble than I thought, but it will be ready for Thursday.

See you in the funny papers.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're doing 2 episodes a week. You would have laughed when I read that. I saw it and was like, "Today's Thursday!" I'll be reading that later tonight after I get my word count in.

The Daring Novelist said...

Ex-cellent! My evil plot is working.

(Tapping my fingers together like Mr. Burns...)

Kim Switzer said...

I love your enthusiasm for trying new things, changing your goals and schedule to better suit what you want, and your general air of enthusiasm about learning from what you're doing. Thank you for sharing all of that and for your comments about me posting my rough drafts. I will take a cue from you and go forth with curiosity for where the journey will lead.

The Daring Novelist said...

Thanks, Kim.

Enthusiasm can just be another word for delusion, but it works for me.

Nicole Stallworth said...

Wow! Good luck with your new goals--it sounds as though you're off to an excellent start. I'll have to check back in to see these episodes.