So I failed to complete my NYWM goal. I did, however, learn from it. There’s much to be learned from not completing a project you designed for yourself. Everyone has a different approach to their writing and it was really interesting to read the deluge of insight offered on the topics of process and motivation throughout the month.
My project began to collapse when it became miserably time consuming and tedious writing the HTML for the fonts and paragraphing for the blog every time I wanted to post (I’m a novice in this area and usually find myself punching myself in the dick instead of reading instructions). It was taking me longer to fight with the html than write. I guess this was off-putting and so I continued working on Gordon Luck without posting. I thought, I’ll post when I’ve made significant progress and not just taken a baby step. Alas, I pretty well ceased working on Gordon Luck when my placement devoured nearly all of my time (at school all day, planning and procrastinating all night). However, I learnt that (sometimes) in order to motivate myself to get writing or return to a work-in-progress, I need to set an overambitious writing goal just to get something (anything) done.
The slightly more complete Gordon Luck will posted as soon as I find the time to hack through some sweet html!