I first heard about the YA Buccaneers Spring Writing Bootcamp from author Stephanie Scott on Twitter. (More details if you click on the first link.) After doing Sara Biren's Writer Recharge, I decided to continue challenging myself while supporting other fellow writers in the Spring Writing Bootcamp. The Spring Writing Bootcamp goes from March through May. Here are my general goals, which I tweeted about over the weekend. I am elaborating on them here:
1. Finish up the rest of my WIP. I have another 10,000-15,000 words to go before I have a Crappy First Draft.
2. Revise the Crappy First draft.
3. Stay healthy and sane. Back in November and December, I had back-to-back sinus infections. Really dreadful times. My late night writing jams were taking a toll on my health. So even though the only time I can currently work on my WIP uninterrupted is after the kids go to bed, I am making a point of going to sleep at a reasonable hour.
About staying sane...I also don't want the pressure of having Goal # 1 and 2 make me too crazy. Years ago, I was working on a story toward a deadline for a contest. I was driving myself nuts because I was putting so much pressure on myself to finish the story and win the contest. Well, I finished the story but I didn't win the contest. Looking back, I feel silly that I'd pushed myself as hard as I had. So while I still endeavor to do my absolute best, I also try my best to respect my physical and emotional boundaries as well.
I look forward to connecting with other writers in the next few months. Sometimes I will update my progress here on this blog, and at other times, I will simply post on Twitter. On Twitter, I'm @CynthiaSociety.
What are your writing goals for the spring?
What time of the day or night do you write?