A lot of my friends decided to do NaNoWriMo this year. (That's National Novel Writing Month – you basically strive to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. That comes out to about 1666 words a day.)
Last month, October, we challenged each other to write 1000 words to say, and I failed miserably. I probably wrote 5000 words the entire month. It was sad. No, it was pathetic. So there was no way I was going to get sucked in to doing NaNo, ya know?
Except I did. I recently started a new novel, but got stuck around 10,000 words. That seems to be a common number to get stuck at, we’ve decided. (Have other writers had the same experience? Comment button below, folks!) So I threw myself on the mercy of my buddies to help me brainstorm going forward. We got that done just in time for me to start writing on November 1st.
It’s Day 4 and I’ve written about 8000 words so far, so not only am I on track (so far, but it’s early), but in 4 days I’ve written more than I wrote the entire month last month! This is a really different way for me to write, but I think it might be a better impetus than I ever expected. Ask me at the end of the month.