I’m sitting in a creative writing class…

and I think I’d better go ahead and put together some goals for writing.

I’ll be unofficially auditing this class. FYI, it’s a science fiction/fantasy writing class taught by Brandon Sanderson– yes, the fellow who wrote Elantris and the most recent Wheel of Time series installment.

Brandon wants us to write 2000 words/week. I’ll go ahead and do that. I will put together 2000 words in Servant of the King every week until it is finished. Because I am unofficially auditing, I won’t be able to have Brandon review my work. I’m cool with that. I need more knowledge and skills and I am sure I will get that here.

Now to make sure this goal is happening, I will break it down.

2000 words will take me two to three hours. So I need to put 2-3 hours of writing in each week. I should be able to do this over three days at the most.

When will I write? I’ll do it in the evenings, first thing after the kids go to bed. So I expect to start at about 8:45PM and I will hit 2000 words each week.

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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