Writer friend Sue told me her critique group was doing a Write-10,000-Words-During-January challenge… but that no one has mentioned anything about it since last year. And here we are a full third of the way through the month already. Tisk-tisk. I told Sue I’d take her up on it. Writers need accountability, after all, even if it’s “only” with each other (v.s. deadline with agent or editor).
Since we are both in revision-mode, we’ve found that our WIP word count is shrinking instead of growing, as is to be expected.
So… here’s our revised challenge:
1) 10,000 RAW words (i.e., newly written) by the end of January; and
2) At least one hour per day of writing in our busy schedules, be that RR or R — raw , revising or rewriting.
Anyone else want to take up the Rest of January Writer’s Challenge? Please feel free to join us. You may place your word count or hours in the comment area of this blog during the remaining three Mondays in January. Good luck, and keep on writing.