For a while now, I’ve had it in my mind to spend June doing “NaNoWriMo,” i.e., writing a novel during the month of June. So, therein lies my latest writing challenge: write a novel during the month of June.
After experiencing my first NaNoWriMo last November, I realized that most of the words I wrote during that month never made it into my finished project (which is now out to editors). For NaNoWriMo, it seemed mostly to be about the word count (quantity v.s. quality). This was fine, in that it kept me writing every day, or wishing I were writing every day — a discipline I sadly lacked.
Knowing my very odd schedule, I have decided to write a finished story during the month of June. It will be as long as it is, but for my own discipline, I am setting a goal of 10,000 words per week. This morning, I popped out of bed at 5:30, excited it was finally June first, so I could get to writing. I wrote nearly 5,000 words before putting out this challenge. I’m impressed with myself, and so much more left of today. But I’ve had this story bouncing around in my head for a few years now. During this month, I am giving it top priority (unless something unforseen happens).
If you wish to join me in my challenge, let me know so we can support one another.
BIC HOK TAM (The Book-in-a-Week phrases: Butt in Chair; Hands on Keyboard; Typing Away Madly)