Since getting my golden ticket (okay...white paper) to nursing school, my life--while amorphous and unsure in some areas--is solidifying into a distinct path. School starts in August. This is March. That means I have roughly FIVE MONTHS in which to complete any or all or some of the mega writing goals I outlined for myself this year.
Okay, to be honest, when I made those write goals I was feeling pretty pessimistic about getting into school, so the list is enormo and definitely not feasible. Thanks to some input from a couple of my lovely CPs, I've narrowed my focus. And thanks to Ali Cross and her Ninja Writers, I think I might actually be able to accomplish it.
So, in the name of accountability and public humiliation and all that (plus a sad lack of blog inspiration, which I think many are experiencing throughout the blogoverse), I'm going to revamp my old Writer Wednesday or Whatnot feature. (I just made up that name, so don't go looking for it in the archives.) (Not that I really think anyone would. Just sayin'.)
Here's the skinny:
Genre: urban fantasy
Current length: 53, 894
Estimated length: 80,000
Daily write goal: 2,000 words
Weekly wordcount goal: 10k
Let Me Sum Up:
This is a pretty major write goal for me. I've stuck to it pretty well so far, though the whole dissertation-editing thing derailed me for several days. Between February 10 and February 22, I added around 20k to the WIP. I am not a fast writer by any means. NaNoWriMo is definitely a once-a-year type thing, for the calendar and for my sanity. But desperate times and all that, right? Since I'm essentially giving myself two days off a week, as far as word goals go, I'm hoping to make up for slack on days that I just can't get it all together. Like yesterday, first day back on schedule, I only pumped out 1200 words. C'est la vie, I suppose.
If you're working towards finishing a novel or pulling some Chuck Norris moves on a revision, why not visit The Dojo and consider taking part? We all need support. And what better way to get support than by finding it while you're procrastinating on Twitter and then being suddenly shamed into going back to the WIP? (Not that any of the Ninjas do the shaming--they do the supporting, which leads to the self-shaming. For me, anyway.)