Writership Logbook

Writership Anchor One - DreamtimeA few weeks ago, I mentioned being featured on The Writership podcast. I really enjoy the stuff that Leslie and Alyssa put out; they really are on a mission to help authors. Aside from the podcast with its self-editing tips, they also released a book a few months ago called Writership Anchor One-Dreamtime: What to Do Before You Write Your Novel.

Dreamtime is a 90 day journey into preparing yourself mentally for the journey into authorship. Since I have The Fall of Saar out already and Once Upon a Saturn Moon in the editing phase, along with outlining The Royal Dragon, book 1 of The Dragon Race Chronicles, I may have missed the boat for this one. But I’m always willing to read another book on the journey towards my goal of being a full-time author.

I’m currently into the third week of the thirteen week course. One of the concepts the book introduces is the idea of a weekly logbook to check in on your progress. In the interest of keeping myself accountable towards my goals for 2016 (more on that next week), I decided I would post my results here.

Writership Logbook

I’m filling my cup by…
I’ve been trying to establish a daily writing habit. As they mention in the book, one of the keys to habit, besides repetition, is trigger. Waking up is a trigger to brushing your teeth. I’ve been working on starting each session by putting on some music, making a cup of coffee and sitting at the kitchen table with the laptop while wearing my slippers. By putting together a routine like this, I’m preparing my mind for writing.

Right now I’m reading…
The first Writership book. I have noticed that it’s been a couple months since I read a fiction book. I’m not sure if it was the most recent Rick Riordan novel, The Sword of Summer, or the latest installment of Truant & Platt’s Invasion series, Annihilation. Either way, it’s been a while and I need to read me some fiction to keep things balanced.

last week I said I would write…
Daily and finish episode 2 of The Book of Fawla.

Last Week I wrote…
Only five days, two of which were prewriting for my next book. I totaled 3800 words and only finished three chapters of Fawla.

This week I will write…
Every day. I will finish episode 2 of The Book of Fawla, rewrite Chapters 1 and 6 of Once Upon a Saturn Moon, and finish outlining The Forbidden Dragon. 10,000 words written total over 7 days.

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