I am feeling a bit daunted this Round, because while I have learned quite a bit from my fellow writers, but I feel unaccomplished. It's not a total feeling mind you, but some of my goals feel by the wayside, while others turned out to be too broad. But, I am not too daunted to try a fresh approach this time. As I pointed out in my Round 3 closing blog post, I have picked up some good habits, from making time for writing, visiting fellow writers/using social media as a networking tool, journaling twice a week, reading more (better quality of my reading). That's not all, just the beginning.
Also, NaNoWriMo is creeping up, maybe faster than I thought. I need to get focused and work a little harder. Lots o' writing to be had and the subsequent editing that will follow. Currently working on OctPoWriMo challenge and my book to movie adaptation reviews. I just about finished the first book and am going to try to write that blog this week. Getting sidetracked now...
Editing! That is the other elephant in the room that I want to address and ultimately work on this round.
I want to make some definitive goals this Round and have some generic goals to keep me in line too.
GOALS FOR WRITING:
*Work on the Waiting Room concept story.
*Work on Road Trip story.
GOALS FOR EDITING:
*Edit works to completion (or as close as I can get) - The Audition, Wearing the Mask, and something else that my brain can't remember at the moment. I will clear this up by Wednesday.
*Start the re-edit of the 2011 novel Tale of Memories.
*Blogging: twice weekly.
*Visit fellow bloggers/writer/friends.
*Learn more of Scrivener.
Go visit the ROW80 Blog Hop and/or OctPoWriMo.
Well, that's it, Dear Readers! Those are my goals for Round 4! Going to try really hard with these goals and see what I can do. But right now I have a poem to write. We are entering the OctPoWriMo portion of the blog. Today's prompts is about What does perfect mean to you? Are you a perfectionist? What does your perfect day look like?
Word prompts for tonight include:
I am writing a Naani. A four line poem that contains 20 to 25 beats within the whole of the poem. I just learned about it tonight. It reminds me of a haiku, but with a bit more wiggle room to get the point across. Naani is an Indian form and is usually written real time statements.
When I think about perfection, I think about how imperfection make perfections a reality. Thus tonight's poem. Enjoy, Dear Readers!
What you see
in my perfectly blue eyes
is not what you think you know.
The imperfections run deep.