I have signed up for Sally Quillford’s 80,000 words in 80 days challenge, details here. Having enjoyed Nanowrimo’s 50,000 word challenge in November last year, I am hoping to recapture the writing discipline I found then. It was only when I looked at the calendar and realised how much is happening during the 80 days that I started to have a little panic. Not least there is Hubbie’s 50th birthday bash and all the food preparation, cleaning and other work that goes with it. I need to go and get him another pressie too.
What am I going to write? Well I think I am going to take the plot for one of my WIPs and write it in the way I originally intended. I shall allow myself to read the material I have already written, but I will be writing every word from scratch. Changes in writing technique and voice seem to creep up on me and I know I can make a much better job of this book the second time round. This plot is still milling around my head and is demanding to be written, so here goes….
I'm the same! I have a two week holiday, although I could write the traditional way, in a notebook, then type it up on my return.
And I've the the RNA conference…
But like you, I've got something that I've written loads of notes for and I might just go for it. Do some research as I go along. I'm sure one evening I'm going to get more than 1000 words written, so I'll make up for the days where it can't be helped, I will have to miss.
Good luck! 😀
Well done Morton. You can do eet! 1000 words a day. And if you have a day coming up during which you know you won't be able to write, you can bank words, 1200 a day for 5 days, to make up for it 🙂 Let me read it when it's done!
Lots of luck!
Teresa – Good Luck. I'm sure you'll do it.
Serenity – Thanks. Still shy about letting people read my stuff, but I'm going to have to get over that.
Lacey – Thank you. Keep you posted!
brave lady Morton Good Luck! 😀
Best of luck I know you can do it!
Cherie and Flowerpot – Thank you for your thoughts. I have no doubts about being able to write the 80k words, but the doubt crows are circling already about the quality of them. As I was saying to someone recently – I am a Virgo and it often haunts me! Mx