This group is for anyone who wishes to join me in committing to writing ten thousand words a month - and is willing to give progress updates along the way.
I'm planning 10k new words a month (333 a day average) for the rest of 2013, but if anyone wishes to join for one month, two months, etc, feel free.
New words are - One word after the other. Blank words on a white page. From imagination to fingertips.
Rewriting an old story counts if the page is blank. Flash. Short story. Novels - all count toward the total.
Outlining does not count. That helps speed the word count later. (Which is a good thing.) But counting an outline would kind of be like counting the same words twice.
Editing does not count. Editing is part of the process and is done independently of word count. * Update #1 April 8. As of today, I've written 3000 new words. Most are for my Q3 WotF, but some are for my novel. I'm a little ahead of the daily count which is 2664.
I didn't see you listed as one of the Hatrack Q3 WOTF story exchange Group participants. If you want to trade stories with me anyway, just let me know.
Boy, I really wish I could take-up your challenge. Working full-time as a doc throws chains around my creative inspirations during my work weeks. For the next couple years I'll continue to binge write during the weeks I'm off, and mostly edit and revise (or sleep, read, watch TV) in-between.
Last year I managed only half of what you propose, but I hope to do a little better this year. In 2015, however...
I'm in. I've made a goal for myself to write 1000 words a day this april, and am failing at it. maybe 333 will be better. I'm at 2200 words thus far this month.
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I want to join this group - and I will join this group eventually - it's a great idea.
- but, about a week ago my computer ate my novel and spewed it out as 360 fragmented files of story, notes, discards and gibberish all mixed together. Don't ask, it's not pretty, and neither is my sanity at this point.
Maybe I can sort of semi-join until I get the mess (the story and myself) put back together again? I don't suppose wading through tens of thousands of words counts, though, does it?
Anyway, I'll cheer ya'll on. I'm seriously impressed by your daily dedication.
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This AM I did a readthrough/edit of the first 25 pages of my WotF WiP, but also wrote some new. I'm happy with how things are coming together. This is what DW called an onion story. Or at least I hope it is. Ha!
I'll refine next month's "rules" to also include blogs. That can also be creative writing.
I'm excited about my entry. Not necessarily because I think it will win, it doesn't have that "it" quotient (IMO), but it's finished and it's another story in my pocket and it's the first new thing I've written in around six months.
I'm a big believer in celebrating first drafts. When they're done, they can't be undone. You've completed a story/novel.
So many people talk about that, right? "I'm going to write a novel someday." Or "I have an idea for a novel." But when you type The End, you've actually done what so many others merely talk about.