McGovy’s #BGBlitz Goal & Playbook

It’s great to see all the posts for #BGBlitz. Mine is a little late, but that’s okay because now I can give you a goal and an update.

My #BGBlitz goal is to finish Book 2 of my contemporary series. I’m almost a month in and I have ~15,000 words. That’s not the 30k I’d like it to be, but it’s because I’ve also been editing Bk 1 to make it shiny and bright. I think it’s mostly shiny now. Maybe.

So, from here on out, I’d like to write Book 2 in 8 consecutive weeks and have a completed rough draft very close to Labor Day. I’ve written books in two months before, but with month long gaps in the middle to promote this release or pause for the entire month of December due to holidays and birthdays. Caveat: My rough drafts are normally about 65k words. I do A LOT of beefing up with round 1 edits. It’s just how I write.

McGovy #BGBlitz Goal: Finish the rough draft of Book 2 by Labor Day.

McGovy #BGBlitz Playbook: Write at least 1,500 words a day with a stretch goal of 2,000 per day.

I find personal accountability helps me a lot when it comes to keeping to my daily writer time. If you see me tweet about a #1k1hr, it’s because I need to hold myself to it that day. Sometimes I text a writer confidante and say, “I’m going in.” An hour or so later, I report out with what I’ve accomplished. This ‘play’ keeps me from getting side tracked with emails or internet fun times.

Lori mentioned Book in a Week last week and it sounds like an effective tool. Do you have any tips or tricks to help reach your daily word goal? How do you stay focused and write every day?

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