Monday, June 1, 2009

And So It Begins

So here we are day one of the 50ks in 30 Days challenge. How are you feeling? Are you excited? Are you scared? The fear of the unknown. Will I reach my goal? Will my characters play nice and spoon feed me the information I need to get the words on paper? I LOVE IT!

Yes, well we all know I’m more than a little crazy. LOL. My day started with a whimper. I woke up sick and I mean really sick, vomiting (I know too much information) the works. My head was pounding, but I’m not sure if it was because I was unwell or because I have two couples fighting over whose story is going to be written first. Lord, save me from them. So I’ve manage to do some bartering, mornings for one evenings for the other and in between editing. Plus novels to read and reviews to write as well as critiques to fit in around it all.

So far this morning I’ve added 1,728 words to ‘Surrender’, I’m going for lunch now (dry biscuits & water sounds inviting doesn’t it? NOT), then I’m editing.

Remember, that no matter how big your goal, you are doing this for you. Not to write more than someone else, but to satisfy you. There is no point setting a target that you know is unreachable, the only thing that will do is bring you down. The purpose of this exercise is to get you to write something, anything each day and go to bed at night happy with what you have achieved.

Each Sunday, we’ll ask you to post your total word count for the challenge to that date. You can post them here on the blog or on the loop, I know some people have trouble accessing the blog to comment from time to time. What ever is easiest for you. Monday mornings you’ll wake to see your word counters updated with your progress.

If you have any questions at any time just ask, someone will have answer, if not we’ll pretend we do. LOL. Don’t forget the sprints each night in the RWA chat rooms. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to boost your word count.

So how was your first day?

Happy writing.


Anita Joy said...

Managed to squirrel away an illicit 30 mins during the day (shhh don't tell anyone, should have been doing 101 other things at the time). Just wanted to get a start.

But nights are when I plan on hitting the sprinting track and churning out my numbers. So see you then.

Eleni Konstantine said...

slow during the day - but the sprinting tonight made up for it. Am at 1742 words. Cool :)

Sandie Hudson said...

Well Anita you have to take any chance you can to write. I finished the day on1,785 words and edited 15 pages.

I'm happy.

Monique Wood said...

Still haven't managed to write anything, but I'm working on it today.

Good luck, everyone!