Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Want to get in on my book writing?

I just had one of those epiphanies and feel that I need to follow it. I just read on Facebook that November is National Novel Writing Month . I remember that from last year from various blogs I follow and other things I run across in the writing world. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word book in one month. You sign up on the NaNoWriMo website and post every day how many words you write and get inspiration from other writers and such. Last year 200,000 people signed up for this and 30,000 actually met the 50,000 goal.

Now, my calculator tells me that that means 1666 words a day, every day for 30 days straight. Not going to happen in my world.

But, I have a fairly good head start. At last count, I had 31,755 words on the memoir I am writing of my missions trip to Kenya in 2006. My goal the other night when I counted all those words (ok, aren't computers great; they do all the counting), was to finish this thing by the end of the year.

Well, here we go. How bout I finish by the end of November? That's only going to come up to 608 words a day. I could maybe do that. With your help.

I am going to post on my blog every day for the month and let you know my word count for the day. Hold me to my goal and I will print you out a copy of my rough draft for you to critique. (That doesn't sound like much of a deal, does it? Just humor me.)
A drum roll please... number of words for my first day 670. Yes!


Anonymous said...

looking foreword to reading every word

Wilda Morris said...

Good for you! You are making progress toward your goal!

Sue E said...

Yes you can. Yes you can. Yes you can.

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Thanks for the encouragement! Now I have to get on with day 2.

kalea zenisek said...

I wouldn't mind reading it. Hearing someone else's perspective ofwhat was a life changing trip for myself

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read this. I feel I have forgotten so much from the trip that you will bring back for me. Do you need any contributions? I'm great at poetry! Kari :)