Monday, November 17, 2014

ShaNo Update, Week 2

I'm feeling pretty good about my progress with ShaNo this week! Better than the first week.

To recap, here are my goals for ShaNoShoStoWriEdSubMo:

Shiekh Tuyin & Iyo,

Write 1 new flash fiction piece
Write 1 new vignette (still trying to fully figure out the form)
Write 3 new short stories 
Write at least 5000 new words on WIP #2


Edit 2 flash fiction pieces awaiting editing
Edit 3 short stories awaiting editing (1 short story edited, 2 left)
Edit at least 5 chapters of WIP #1


Re-submit pieces currently awaiting submission

Submit newly edited pieces from above (Submitted the one short story I edited)

I also made a breakthrough on a short story I was working on. It was inspired by one odd sight that disappeared when I did a double take, and I found that I had no idea where I was going with it, though I liked the way I'd set it up. Finally, finally, FINALLY, today I figured out where I wanted to go! I'll be attending a write-in we're having tomorrow, so I intend to work on this story to see if I can't finish it up for my next critique group submission.

I've still got a lot to do before the end of the month, but getting any of this done is something I'll be happy with. Plus, I'll have an update on submissions/rejections that will feel much better than last month come IWSG time.

What writing goals have you met this week? What goals do you have for yourself next week? Where are you in your NaNo word count? Have you had a breakthrough lately?

May you find your Muse.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad the odd sight inspired you!
My writing goals have included guest spots for the IWSG book next month. Then I can work on ones for my own book next year.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Keep going! You can do it!

NaNo is going pretty well - so far, so good. :)

Pat Hatt said...

Getting some done, sure you will get more as away the days run

A Beer for the Shower said...

Congrats on the progress! I love when something odd makes a story direction derail itself... in a good way.

I'm CPing three novels at once, and just looking to get through those so I can get back to writing. But it's good to be busy!

dolorah said...

yeah, later today I will sit down and write!

At least you're making progress.

Christine Rains said...

Wow! You've got a lot on your list. I'm cheering you on! I'm not doing NaNo this year, but my goal is to finish the novella I'm writing by the end of this week. 10k words to go.

Chrys Fey said...

YAY for progress! And I'm intrigued...I wish I new the odd sight you saw that disappeared when you did a double take. :)

Denise Covey Writer said...

Hey Shannon. Looks like you're writing hard. I like the sound of your many projects.

I'm asking bloggers to post a few lines from something they've written in November. Would love it if you came across to play...

Denise :)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Alex, bet you're busy!

Madeline, I'll be stopping by to see if you won!

Pat, I did get some more done!

B&B, man, that's a lot to be CPing at once. Good luck!

Dolorah, I hope you got that writing time!

Christine, I hope you made it!

Chrys, it was someone's featureless face. Quite freaky for a moment, but when I looked back, she was just a normal gal. Must have been tired (I was at the airport, so it's probably a given I was tired and stressed, right?)

Denise, I bet I missed this! Will have to check out what people said. This is what happens when I get behind.