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I must admit I am intimidated by my goal to finish the full second draft of my current novel by the end of summer. Part of this is because it is not just a matter of editing. I am rewriting the entire thing. The plot has changed significantly from the first draft and for the better I believe. I spent most of the first draft exploring ideas and characters and the world. There are still a few ideas that I don't have fully worked out yet. But I am going to have to tackle them full force. Sitting around being too intimidated to start is not going to help me with that any.
The other writing objective I set myself to is to write more poetry. 13 poems on summer to be more exact. I have always loved poetry. Or at least as long as I can remember. I wouldn't say so much that I think writing poems are easy. More that they come more easily or naturally to me. I probably have a books worth of poems laying around in various states of completion. Perhaps in the fall I will gather them up (or as many as I can find) and finish a few of them.
Let's have a writing exercise in the spirit of completing things. Find an old or current project that is not done yet. Be that a poem or novel. A song or an article. Set aside some time this week to work on it. Whether that means you will finish it this week or just get a really good chunk done. Have fun and be creative.