Monday, 30 January 2012

60,000 words in 28 days

It's the end of the month, which means it's time to look back and take account of the progress made towards completing my WIP. Sadly, I only managed to add some 2,500 words this month. So far, I have 80,000 words total, but I plan on writing an additional 120,000 before the 21st of December (You know, before the world ends and everything). So needless to say, I have some major catching up to do.

I was idling away on Twitter yesterday when David Gaughran tweeted something about a writing challenge on Kindleboards. The goal is to write 60,000 words in the month of February. That's about 28 days at 2,000+ words a day. Here's a link to the thread if, like me, you're interested in stepping up to the challenge:,98992.msg1552826.html#msg1552826

So what do you think? Can it be done, or are we all way over our heads? Personally, I think it may be just what I need to get me back on track.

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  1. Two things about that: It's crazy, and I would never be able to do it. Second, go for it :) Who knows the awesomeness you can get out of it.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

    1. Thanks Sarah. And yeah, it does sound crazy the more I think about. The closest thing I've done to such a writing marathon was in 2008 when I managed to write 50,000 words in a span of two months. Had to give up TV, internet, taking phone calls, and bathing amongst other things.

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