The D.E.P. (Derail Every Plan) Method
I’m in two critique groups, one for novels and one for screenplays. My novel group met yesterday and chapters 4 and 5 of my first steampunk novel were up. The great thing about being in a critique group is that, while all will comment on story structure and characters, different […]Read More
It’s the end of the first quarter of the year and time to see how I’m doing on my goals. SECOND STEAMPUNK SCREENPLAY: Finish editing through it: It stands at 163 pages at the moment. I’d like to get it down to at least 143 pages, the length of the […]Read More
Next week, I will be reviewing my goals for the first quarter of 2023. I’m doing pretty good in most categories, except one, which is arguably the most important one. My writing. I should have finished chapter three of my second novel by now, but I’m still on chapter one. […]Read More
Oh, no, Here We Go!
Starting a new novel can be intimidating, but also exciting. And it’s one of my major goals of the year: Write a new novel and write a new screenplay. While I’m still working on trimming my second steampunk screenplay, it is at the point that I can novelize it. Actually, […]Read More
Off to a Good Start
It may be two months early to review my goals, but as I was marking my progress for the month, I realized how much I accomplished. Some of it, like trying new recipes, I wasn’t even trying. I just love trying new recipes I find. It’s important to break down […]Read More
New year, time for new goals. Taking from what I learned last year, I’m trying to make more realistic goals, breaking them down into smaller sub-goals, and keeping in mind that discipline will be a key to some of these. SECOND STEAMPUNK SCREENPLAY: Finish editing through it: It stands at […]Read More
2022 Goals – the expurgated version (the one without the gannet). End of Year Edition.
For the full version, see my January 16th, 2022 blog https://dennisamadorcherry.com/writing/2022-goals/ POLISH OFF MY FIRST STEAMPUNK NOVEL: I plan to have this done by Presidents’ Day. Well… yes and no. It wasn’t by Presidents’ Day, but I did polish off my novel. The last step was to have Kris read […]Read More
2022 Goals – the expurgated version (the one without the gannet). Third Quarter Edition.
For the full version see my January 16th, 2022 blog, https://dennisamadorcherry.com/blog/writing/2022-goals/ POLISH OFF MY FIRST STEAMPUNK NOVEL: I plan to have this done by Presidents’ Day. I did it! I finished it. Kris and I went through the whole thing line by line. I got it as ready as I […]Read More
The Thing About Goals
Goals can be long-term or short-term. I might want to finish a project today, or I might want to advance my writing career throughout the year. The latter is what my goals for the year are all about. The goals I updated last week. Finishing my changes to my second […]Read More
Half Way Through the Year, Half Way Through My Goals
Half the year is gone. Not sure how that happened. But it does mean it’s time to check in and see how I’m doing on my goals for this year. 2022 Goals – the expurgated version (the one without the gannet). Second Quarter Edition. For the full version, see my […]Read More