So this is the first edition of my Writing Wednesday!
So many things could be posted for this! So many ideas, so many paragraphs!
So, what better topic to post other than, our writing goals!
Do you have monthly, weekly or daily goals? Do you keep a word count?
Personally, I am going for a 200-500 per spree of writing. I want to try to build up in the next few months up to a bare minimum of 500. 🙂 I love writing, but sometimes it can be rough when you have ADHD & writers block. It can be like shaking shiny keys infront of me.
I often keep alarms, to make sure that I keep up not just my writing goals, but life as well. Living with ADHD, sometimes setting small alarms is a great reminder of ” HEY! I CAN’T BE STARING AT THAT SQUIRREL! I GOT SHIT TO DO/TO WRITE!”
When the writers block hits me, I try to sit back and relax. Grab a cup of tea, maybe listen to some relaxing (to me) music & just try to open my mind. Just taking in the smell of the tea & falling into the lyrics of a good Ludo or Cradle of Filth song can be so soothing to not just the mind, but the soul.
Heck, sometimes I even grab a book. Sometimes diving into someone elses world really helps my clam shell of a mind slowly open its hinged mouth and release for sweet air. Albeit a classic such as the wonderful terra firma of Wonderland, or the high paced adventures in Chicago in Divergent or just the imagery from such books as The Stand, letting myself fall into place sometimes lets my characters peek their heads out and say ” hi. i am ready to talk again. “
I do whatever I can to not fall into those writing slumps. Those literary dumps. Once I fall in, it can be MONTHS before I can escape the razor edged talons of what I call the Slump Hawk. I think I may talk about the Slump Hawk in the next WW.
So, like asked before, what do you set yout goals to be? Do you have advice for me? Do you have any idea of what you might want me to write about next?
Peace and Love,