Writer’s Group: Even when editing

Justin and I were talking about what to do with those in the group who are moving into heavy editing phase. If you’re editing, I said, you still need to keep momentum going, perhaps even for your next project. So we’re encouraging people even when in the midst of editing heavily that they still need to hit a minimum word count. That may be a blog, or working on the next story, or a poem. If we get too mired in editing, it becomes easy to quit writing entirely when the book is done. I’m editing a lot this month, but still shooting for at least 15,000 words. How are you doing?

Next group will meet Oct 22 at 8 PM eastern. If you want in, contact me. Drop progress reports in the comments! Keep up the good work!

UPDATE: Since I’m leading the group it’s important that I practice what I’m talking about here. I have been in heavy editing phase the last three days, but I’m still on track to hit my target of 15,000 words this month — and that’s not including what I did to my manuscript in second draft over the last few days. Vital stats for me today:

Goal is 15,000 words. 10,821 so far, 4179 to go with 13 days remaining. 321 words a day. Easy as pie to hit or beat that target.


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