June Writing Challenge

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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)

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4 thoughts on “June Writing Challenge

  1. Congrats on your work out to the editors. Yea!!

    Yes, count me in on the challenge – I’m rewriting and writing, so will not be up for the 10,000 a week, but I’m up for finishing my YA this month. It’s been on my plate way to long and begging for me to pass it around – and of course I can’t do that until I know its well done. (smile)

    Congrats on writing 5,000 words in one morning…in only a few hours. That’s awesome! I’m not sure I’ve ever written that much in such a short time span.

    This is exciting! My husbands first day back to work, which leaves me home alone in front of my computer. Yea! Two good things. Susan

  2. MY BAD. I’m so embarrassed. May I blame it on the meds I’m trying to work out of my system from my poison ivy attack? Every once in a while, I still make a silly mistake, like handing my entire wallet to a fast-food clerk v.s. just a credit card. Oh, WHEN shall my brain be whole again?

    Anyway, the 5,000 mentioned in the post was CHARACTER count on June first, not word count. Oh, silly,silly me. But as of right now, I’m up to 2,600 words. It’s a dark story for adults, so writing it brings me down, which also means I can only handle working on it for a couple hours at a time. Plus, hubby is sick. (Enough with procrastination excuses!)

    Well wishes with your writing and rewriting, Sue.

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