Writing goals for 6-10 July
*Write SWIM post explaining this chapter and its acronyms (like "SYZ")
*Transcribe and complete preliminary translations of all poems related to the SYZ site
*Write visual analysis of this chapter's focus painting
*Write visual analysis of at least two other supporting paintings
*Continue posting daily at The Prosecco Life
*Write 2.5 Morning Pages each day (slowly working up to three)
*Revise and update my 1001/101 Project to better reflect its evolution and get it back on track
Without a particular reward in mind last week for completing my last chapter, I ended up buying myself a little £5 phaleonopsis orchid, and three books: The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson, American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield, and The Duchess by Amanda Foreman. These were actually great bargain finds - they only cost me £3.50 each ($5.70). After my reading ban from last week, I am desperate for a bit of good fiction and biography.
Three of my rewards - Larsson is en route!
Revisionista was so right about setting your rewards before you start writing - it's like putting a price on a piece of art, which is not easy, but without it, you are not valuing your own work. So I am hereby declaring that my big reward for churning this new chapter out the end of July is going to be an afternoon entirely off work with a massage, some sort of deliciously unhealthy frozen drink, and general creativity-mongering. It certainly helps that 31 July is a Friday, so I can have the entire weekend off to recover before diving into the final chapter on Monday 3 August.