Sunday, May 31, 2009


Cassandra Gold over on LJ is running a challenge, 25K in 30 Days, through the month of June. I decided at the last minute to jump in, so here we go.

It's a nice challenge -- 25K in a month is less than a thousand words a day, and there's no commitment to write all 25K words on a single project. I keep telling myself I should be able to do a thousand words a day, day after day, although I've rarely managed it. The challenge is only half a NaNo, though, so I'm determined to make this work. :) And I particularly like the freedom to do multiple projects within the 25K; wondering about that was why I hesitated at first, but I finally asked Cassandra and she assured me that the wordcount is all that matters. My current WIP will probably wrap up in about another 10K or so (I know, I know, I've been saying that for like the last 15K, but I really don't think this novel has another 25K in it) and I want to write something for the Love Wide Open anthology, which closes on 30 June, so I'll be doing that too.

So we'll see how this goes. :) I know there are writers out there who do 50-100K every month, but I'm not one of them and never will be. I'm still trying to find my speed. I have a feeling it's always going to be variable, depending on how my brain chemistry is balancing, but 25K/month would make a nice average.

And hey, I'll finally be able to use one of those progress meters! :D



Charles Gramlich said...

I'm generally beating that pace right now on my wip, although I fell down on it last night.

Angie said...

Charles -- if I only fell down on it occasionally, I'd be ecstatic. :) There are times when can just bang out the verbage, heck I even won NaNo once, but then there are times when a thousand words in a week is a lot. :/ I did about 16K last month, so I'm going for an extra 10K or so this month. [crossed fingers]


laughingwolf said...

g'luck with that, angie...

not gonna attempt anything more this year, not even nano... in another 2 weeks or so i'll have my pup home with me, so all else can wait til he's a bit older ;)

Angie said...

LW -- a new puppie is definitely an understandable distraction. :D Have fun!