Sunday, September 23, 2012
Writing Goals: How do you reward yourself?
So today my alter-ego's co-author and I hit 42600 words. That's pretty epic, given we've been doing this for a grand total of two weeks. That's NaNoWriMo speeds! Hell, that's faster than NaNoWriMo.
Full disclosure: I've never finished NaNoWriMo. I started it once, realised after two days that I was writing absolute crap, and threw it in. Not the point of NaNo, I know, but I lost the love. I think that if I went into it with an idea that I didn't actively detest, and possibly some inkling of a plot, I'd do a lot better. This could be the year!
Then again, NaNoWriMo is like a contest against myself. So I don't care if I quit. Give me someone else to let down though, and apparently I'll write like a demon.
Do you have writing goals?
Do you meet them?
And do you reward yourself?
This is my reward for myself if I get through editing without whinging and muttering and plotting elaborate revenge fantasies against my lovely editor:
Yep, this is The Students Handbook of Forensic Medicine, 1882 edition. OMG, you guys, I can't wait to read this and learn how to tell the difference between arsenic and strychnine poisoning.
Weird old books are my weakness, but how do you reward yourself when you hit your goals?