12 May 2017

The Ridiculous Staycation Goal

I know, I know, I said I'd post on Wednesday and I'm posting on a Friday. Hey, it's my blog, I can do what I want! *cough*

I mostly wanted to post this today because I have a better post for Monday. And I just came up with this idea so I wanted to write it down before I came to my senses changed my mind.

So starting on Monday, I will be off work for a week. And I'm not going anywhere. Or doing anything. Except seeing my husband's best friend in a play on Thursday night. That is literally the only thing I have planned. So what does this mean?

IT'S WRITING TIME. Wait. I mean, IT'S EDITING TIME. Ok, so not as fun. But still happening!

I've been stuck in Chapter 7 land for weeks, I think. I'm not sure anymore. I should have been done with it a while ago. But guess what? I FINISHED IT YESTERDAY! It's basically a miracle. But now that I got it done, I want to keep going. And I'm not going to stop. Which is why I came up with the ridiculous goal.

I want to get through editing Chapter 18 before the end of my vacation. 

Why Chapter 18? Because it's the beginning of the end! Well, ok. It's the end of the just editing phase. Because I have to completely rewrite the last third of the book. And after Chapter 18, all bets are off. I have no idea what's going to happen. Ok, some idea. But it's going to be tough to get through and figure out.

Everything before the end of Chapter 18 will be a lot easier to edit than everything I have to rewrite after it. But at the pace I'm going, it'll take me another three years just to get there. So I want to take this week to get through the editing, then worry about the rewriting later. That's eleven chapters to get through. ELEVEN. If you didn't already know I was nuts, I think you know now.

Is this crazy? Yes? Will I accomplish it? Probably not. But I'm still going to try and see how far I can get. And if I get a few ideas for that last third, I'll still call it a win.

Do you make crazy goals for yourself? Have you ever accomplished them?


  1. Good luck!

    I make goals all the time, but haven't lately. Well, unless I count "try to find the missing energy so I can do stuff" as a goal.

  2. I make crazy goals all the time and them revise and downsize and sometimes give up and just whimper in defeat. (But every once in a while, I get the thang done.) So might as well go for it.

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  3. With a whole week unplanned, I think you can easily do this! Just stock up on snacks for when the going gets tough!

  4. I do make goals. Seldom make the crazy ones but occasionally, but the small steps when i break them down I general make those. Happy Writing or Editing.

  5. Staycations for writers to write/edit is what all writers with jobs need.

  6. Awesome goal! Happy writing/editing! All the best!

  7. My staycations usually revolve around writing. With my very bad hands, I can only churn out 150-200 words at a time. So when I do a staycation (got the time to burn, so to speak), it gives me the opportunity to get a huge chunk of writing done.

    I Are Writer!