I’m toning down my goals a bit for Round 4 of ROW80 this year.
In particular, I’m not making my WIP, Conkers, an explicit goal this round.
Partly, that’s because I’m getting a bit tired of it, and would like to follow up on a few other ideas (some writing-related, some not). It’s also partly because I don’t know where to go from here; I need to read up on editing to achieve much with the draft.
A couple of people have suggested craft books to me; it’s at the point where I just need to buy and read one, which is my Conkers goal for this round.
I’m not doing the book-a-fortnight thing this round, but I do have a couple of heavy books I want to get through: Nineteen Eighty-Four and Titus Groan (first book of the Gormenghast trilogy).
As to writing goals: my biggest non-Conkers project is the Evil Overlord Sonnets, and they could certainly do with some more attention.
My final goals are:
- Find, buy, and read at least one book on writing.
- Finish reading Titus Groan.
- Finish reading Nineteen Eight-Four
- Each week, write either two sonnets, or at least 500 words of prose.
- (If I get time) read all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets
Good luck and happy writing!
One response to “ROW80 Goals (Round 2, 2014)”
I don’t remember reading it, but Gormenghast is supposed to be pretty awesome.
What kind of writing book are you looking for? Writing in general or something more genre specific? Again, not one I have read either, but I have heard many glowing recommendations about Stephen King’s “On Writing”.
Good luck on your goals this Round.