80,000 words in 80 days
Many of you will already know that I do like a writing challenge. I think they are a good way of getting a rough first draft of a novel or book out. Once I have done that I then promptly put it away for a while before starting to edit it into a more presentable manuscript.
The last writing challenge I did was NaNoWriMo in November 2010 where I wrote 51, 196 words in 30 days. The next writing challenge begins today in the form of May – You Write Your Novel where I have to write 80,000 words in 80 days. You can keep track of my word count here, here, or here if you are so inclined.
My plan is to finish writing novel number two – Love and Other Lies, finish writing my nonfiction book – Butterfly Babies and start writing novel three – Tom and Audrey. Due to the fact that I will be fitting this in around family time and working full time, I am unlikely to be posting here very often until I have completed, or been defeated, by this new writing challenge.
Any tips on how to survive would be most welcome and feel free to heckle my insanity should you have the urge.