Quarantine Syllabus

nick-fewings-ka7REB1AJl4-unsplashHonestly, I’m taking this quarantine day by day (sometimes minute by minute), and I’m respecting my body and anxiety when they tells me they just want to be still or watch Netflix or take a second nap.

Motivation comes and goes. I am using this as a guide. Week one is just ending, and I only revised 15 of the 25 pages I’d hoped for. It’s okay. It’s all okay. I’m grateful for any steps I take; I’m [trying to be] gracious about any steps I can’t.

Posting this partially for accountability– but also just in case it helps anyone else.

Syllabus for Writing Salt Novel
14 Weeks

“[T]his ‘work’ had been driven by the question, What’s wrong with me? The question her Mentor replaced this with was, Which parts of myself need to be loved today?
The Hero is You, Kendra Levin

Required Reading
All That Is Made: a Guide to Faith and the Creative Life from Alabaster Co.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
Keep Going by Austin Kleon

March 30-April 5


Reading:

Part I, Ch. 1 All That Is Made 𛲠

Pg. 1-22 Gifts of Imperfection 𛲠

Step 1 of Keep Going 𛲠


Revise:

Pg. 1-25 𛲠

Related “Interview” Chapter Breaks 𛲠

 

April 6-April 12

Reading:

Part I, Ch. 2-3 All That Is Made 𛲠

Pg. 23-48 Gifts of Imperfection 𛲠

 

Revise:

Pg. 26-50 𛲠

Related “Interview” Chapter Breaks 𛲠

 

April 13-April 19

Reading:

Part I, Ch. 4 All That Is Made 𛲠

Guidepost #1 Gifts of Imperfection 𛲠

Step 2 of Keep Going 𛲠

 

Revise:

Pg. 51-75 𛲠

Related “Interview” Chapter Breaks 𛲠

 

Conversation with a Creative Ally 𛲠

 

April 20-April 26

Reading:

Part I, Ch. 5-6 All That Is Made 𛲠

Guidepost #2 Gifts of Imperfection 𛲠

 

Revise:

Pg. 76-100 𛲠

Related “Interview” Chapter Breaks 𛲠

 

April 27-May 3

Reading:

Part I, Ch. 7 All That Is Made 𛲠

Guidepost #3 Gifts of Imperfection 𛲠

Step 3 of Keep Going 𛲠

 

Revise:

Pg. 101-125 𛲠

Related “Interview” Chapter Breaks 𛲠

 

May 4-May 10

Reading:

Part I, Ch. 8-9 All That Is Made 𛲠

Guidepost #4 Gifts of Imperfection 𛲠

Step 4 of Keep Going 𛲠

 

No revisions this week/Catch-up

 

Conversation with a Creative Mentor 𛲠

 

May 11-May 17

Reading:

Part II, Ch. 1 All That Is Made 𛲠

Guidepost #5 Gifts of Imperfection 𛲠

Step 5 of Keep Going 𛲠

 

Revise:

Pg. 126-150 𛲠

Related “Interview” Chapter Breaks 𛲠

 

May 18-May 24

Reading:

Part II, Ch. 2-3 All That Is Made

Guidepost #6 Gifts of Imperfection

Step 6 of Keep Going

 

Revise:

Pg. 151-175 𛲠

Related “Interview” Chapter Breaks 𛲠

 

May 25-May 31

Reading:

Part II, Ch. 4 All That Is Made 𛲠

Guidepost #7 Gifts of Imperfection 𛲠

Step 7 of Keep Going 𛲠

 

Revise:

Pg. 176-200 𛲠

Related “Interview” Chapter Breaks 𛲠

 

Conversation with a Creative Ally 𛲠

 

June 1-June 7

Reading:

Part II, Ch. 5-6 All That Is Made 𛲠

Guidepost #8 Gifts of Imperfection 𛲠

Step 8 of Keep Going 𛲠

 

Revise:

Pg. 201-225 𛲠

Related “Interview” Chapter Breaks 𛲠

 

June 8-June 14

Reading:

Part III, Ch. 1 All That Is Made 𛲠

Guidepost #9 Gifts of Imperfection 𛲠

Step 9 of Keep Going 𛲠

 

Revise:

Pg. 226-250 𛲠

Related “Interview” Chapter Breaks 𛲠

 

June 15-June 21

Reading:

Part III, Ch. 2 All That Is Made 𛲠

Guidepost #10 Gifts of Imperfection 𛲠

Step 10 of Keep Going 𛲠

 

No revisions this week/Catch-up

 

Conversation with a Creative Mentor 𛲠

 

June 22-June 28

Reading:

Part III, Ch. 3-4 All That Is Made 𛲠

 

Revise:

Pg. 251-275 𛲠

Related “Interview” Chapter Breaks 𛲠

 

June 29-July 5

Reading:

Part III, Ch. 5-6 All That Is Made 𛲠

 

Revise:

Pg. 276-300 𛲠

Related “Interview” Chapter Breaks 𛲠

 

Celebrate Independence Day!

 

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