Saturday, March 26, 2011

April Writing Challenge

Author Tristi Pinkston is having her quarterly writing challenge. I love her writing challenges because it makes me think more about writing when I sign up to participate.

One year ago last March, my work-in-progress (WIP) was around 18,000 words. This March I am at 37600 words. I printed off my WIP so that I could mark on it and hopefully find what flows and what doesn't. Also so I can hopefully get some ideas to add to the story.

I'm still planning on writing here and there until April, but I can't wait until April to try and get my word count up. My goal for April is 6000 words. I hope I get higher, but I know that number is realistic for me right now. Hopefully I majorly exceed that number though.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Month, New Goal

I hit my original February goal of 4000 words. I thought I'd up it to 8000 (since it was the middle of the month). Then the flu hit. I had it the worse for about a week and then my girls had it for a few days. Then I was just tired from being sick and didn't hit the secondary goal. But that's okay. Life happens.

So, for March my goal is going to be 5000. Right now in my life, I prefer to aim lower and hope to hit higher. I didn't write anything in my WIP for over about 9 months. Then this year I started writing on it again. So if my goal is 5000 words a month, then that is 45,000 words vs. 0 words for the next 9 months again. It all adds up in the end.