A Simple Writing Plan

In my last post I admitted that I didn’t hit my 50,000 words goal in July for Camp NaNoWriMo in writing my memoir. I wrote 32,450 words out of 50,000. However, I committed to finishing my memoir and admitted the reason I probably failed was that I didn’t really come up with a writing plan or schedule. I promised to update once I established a plan and I’m here to say I have one. I’m still very motivated to write my story and I now know I won’t truly succeed without a plan in place.

My new goal is to have a rough draft completed and given to those who I’m having be my “beta” readers this month (I still need to arrange who will want to be my beta readers). Ideally mid-month. However, like that graphic I found says, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” I realize in July I was just wishing I’d get my memoir done since I didn’t have a set plan in place.

No more wishing. So here’s my plan. (I took a page from this article to formulate my plan.)

My Daily Schedule

So for now that’s my loose schedule. That’s two hours every day of guaranteed writing. And if there’s not much planned for the day I may be able to (and probably will) put in more writing time during the day. But if I have those set times I think I will have a better chance of success.

Plan for my memoir

So far I haven’t quite kept to the schedule. I’m on vacation (kind of). So I will start my schedule on Monday! I have written a bit more since Camp NaNoWriMo ended so I made a little word count graphic I’m going to be updating on Twitter and Instagram.

Laura’s memoir word count

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