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I am setting some writing goals for myself this weekend. I have two more short stories I am trying to finish up. I want to research a couple of contests. And of course, I have my ongoing novel project.

I wanted to be finished with my novel by the end of August. That is two weeks away. Still possible. I only have a few chapters left. I am right at the apex of the novel. I have the last couple of chapters outlined. I just need to actually sit down and do the dirty work of writing them. I really need to buckle down and finish the first draft. If I don’t get it done by the end of August, it pushes my deadline off until middle of September. Still not bad, but not where I wanted to be. I just don’t want to lose focus and push it off until Christmas. I am hoping to be able to begin the editing process by then. We shall see.

So, let me define my weekend writing goals a bit.

1. Finish at least one of the short stories that I started.

2. Write a couple more chapters of my book.

3. Research contests for short stories.

OK, the last one is actually a bit of a lame goal, since I already have an idea of which writing contests I want to consider, but that will hopefully leave more time for actually writing. 🙂

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