Monday morning, October 29, 2007: Here’s the plan

Well I just wanted to get on here and map out my week really fast. First off, this weekend was great! I got tons of yard and garden work done, and my gardens are pretty much put to bed.
Church was spectacular, as always.

Today I am pretty much going to focus on www.helium.com. Why? Because I want to get more $$ and recognition in contests. So I will start this day by outlining at least six stories, but I would like to do as many as ten. Then I will write the stories, offline to start with, and later submit them.

I will then get to it on the College Writing Contest, which is the bigger $$ contest and the one that might pay off even more in several weeks.

So that’s today.

Tomorrow I am going to take my scooter in for repairs. I think that while I wait will be a good time to work on finishing my revised Mars Betrayal proposal. So let’s say that Tuesday is Mars Betrayal day. I will also get my picture book manuscript sent off on Tuesday. It looks like I need to be at ChartedCourse at 7PM that evening as well. Late Tuesday will be more Helium time.

Wednesday I am going to try to do a total rewrite of Chapter 2 in the ChartedCourse user manual. T

Then starting on Thursday is NaNoWriMo. (National Novel Writing Month) I am going to try and do 5000 words each day that I work on The Cabin. I need to work on it at least ten days of November, so Thursday will be day one. If I get behind, I will re-work that plan.

Friday is going to be more short story day, as well as Helium day. I need to get a top notch, best I can do short story going for submission to Writers of the Future. Honorable mention is only the beginning!

That’s the plan. I will report later today on how today went.

I gotta say that this journal/chronicle/blog is helping me stay focused. I feel more jazzed about writing each day that I watch my progress and record it here. I love writing. I love it. I have got to become a better writer.

On a final note, a famous author once said that you can only become a good author after you have written a million words. I did a rough estimation and found that I am between 500,000 and 600,000… probably. I can see where I might be more than that from all my journaling and poetry and such. So I am not at a million. That’s fine, I will be soon.

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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