Well, that didn't go as planned. If you recall, my July Writing Challenge read as follows:
- Write 500 words OR revise for 30 minutes, six days a week.
- Submit one formerly unsubmitted piece to 5 different journals.
- Find one contest to enter.
- Finish a draft of something new. It doesn't have to be a good draft. First drafts rarely are.
- Six days a week would have come out to 25 days total. Days I actually wrote or edited? 13. I could blame it on the new puppy, which was unexpected, unplanned for, and has certainly chewed up a lot of my time (not to mention my socks, my chair, and anything else he can get his teeth on) but even before we got Calvin I was starting to slip. I'm annoyed that I can't seem to make writing a priority, and am resolved to try again, again. FAIL.
- While I didn't submit anything this month, I DID heavily revise a piece so much so that I now consider it submission worthy. We'll call this one HALFSIES.
- I am going to enter the Third Annual Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose. The deadline is August 31st, and I am close to finishing my submission. WIN!
- I finished a new draft. I wasn't great, but it wasn't awful, which is more than I can say for some other first drafts. WIN!
Did you join in the writing challenge, or have a challenge of your own? How did it go? Any tips on how I can make mine go better this time around?