Yes, you’ve guessed it. I’ve signed up yet again, to another writing challenge that started on 1st January this year. I know I failed miserably at NaNoWriMo, but bear with me while I explain. I do feel a little differently this time around and while I may not eek out a whole 100,000 words, I may actually, if I stick to plan, manage to drag out of myself the first draft of my second novel.
Ok, stop laughing all those of you who know how fickle I am! I obviously have some staying power, after all I wrote a full novel the first time round, and stuck around to edit it several times. I just think it’s the mad dash to do it, that may be the hurdle too high for me.
Anyway, this 100,000 words in 100 days is the brainchild of Sally Quilford. It’s a new year new start challenge and doesn’t even have strict rules. Blog posts can count to daily word counts. The point is to get everyone writing daily and to increase our count and get us into a routine and start our year. You can find Sally and the group on Facebook here.
For me, I am approaching this more at a steady organised pace than I did at NaNo where I just panicked and fled. I’m Less panicked. More ready. Blog posts are going up and notes are being made in preparation for novel two. Everything is going absolutely to plan so far. I am obviously behind with the word count, but it’s not worrying me, and the reason it’s not worrying me, is because I actually feel relaxed and happy with this plan. I know what I’m doing and I am doing it and at some point, when I’ve finished faffing with plotting, my word count may well catch up.
Considering we are only 11 days into the challenge and blog posts and notes do count, it’s worth having a look at if you’re interested.
Look at me, writing a post filled with optimism and plans! – that haven’t yet fallen apart!