Monday, May 2, 2011

In Which I Attempt To Shame Myself Into Writing

So you might be aware, from some of my (sparse) recent posts that I'm starting a new book. Or, attempting to start one, anyway. I have an idea that I'm very excited about but it's a bit daunting in it's complexity and so rather than writing, I've been making lots and lots of notes. And staring into space. And sighing.

I've come to the realization it's time now for me to man up and start putting real words on the page so I've decided the best way to make sure that I do this is to announce my goal publicly so that my fear of humiliation will keep me on task.

So here it is. This month, starting today, I intend to write a minimum of 1000 words every day on my WIP PARADOX (see, doesn't that title just sound complex?), for an end total of at least 30,000 words on May 31st. I'm putting up a little counter on my sidebar so that I can keep tabs on my wordcount each day.

Please feel free to harass me on twitter or facebook and ask if I've done my 1000 words for the day. I'll try to post on my progress, but I'm not sure anyone wants to read the melodrama about all the hair I'm tearing out while trying to get this done.

If any of you out there are looking to do something similar let me know. Maybe we can support each other.


L.J. Boldyrev said...

I LOOOOOOOVE that title! And I know you can do this.

Anonymous said...

I can join you if you don't mind my company. I'm aiming for 30000 at the end of May as well. My word count is in my profile on LJ.
You can do this. You've done it before. :)

Sara McClung ♥ said...

omg I'm about to blog about the SAME THING! I'm starting a new WIP and it's terrifying me because I don't know if I can write well enough to pull of the amazingness that I have in my mind... If that makes any sense, lol.

I'll totally be back to cheer you on :) :) :)


PS feel free to email me if you want an accountability partner :)

Natalie C Parker said...

Oooo, good title. And good luck! (Not that you need luck, I know you can do it.)

Kristi Helvig said...

Love the title! And you know Lacey and I will be bugging you, since you're submitting in June--you can do it! :)

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