I Must be Mad

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….

By Morton S. Gray

Author of romantic suspense novels. http://mortonsgray.com


  1. 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! 😀


  2. 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!


  3. 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!


  4. 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


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