YearNoWriMad has begun!

January 01, 2012

If you don't know what YearNoWriMad is, I'm not surprised. I made it up. It's a modification of National Novel Writing Month, and it's going to help me -- and hopefully the other twenty people who're on board -- write 200,000 words in the year of 2012. (It's called Year of Novel Writing Madness for a reason!)

January calls for an average of 645 words per day, and WOW, THAT IS A PIECE OF CAKE. The 10,000 word months (which call for around 333 words per day) should be a total breeze. It's slow and steady progress, and I'm A-OK with that.

I have the added task of editing and re-writing Streets, with a deadline that is, for all intents and purposes, two months away. This includes designing a new cover, which feels more difficult that writing the damn novel. Seriously not my forte. (But I digress!) You can expect me to be frantically pulling double-duty on bringing two novels up to snuff from now until March. After that, it's on to editing Warmness on the Soul, which is in considerably better shape than Streets is. (I won't procrastinate so horribly on editing that one, though. I've learned my lesson!)

What awesome feats of strength will you perform this year? Will you tag along for YearNoWriMad? Record some songs? Hit the gym? (Speaking of which, how's Planet Fitness? Considering getting a membership.) Meet new people? Have The Summer of George sans paralysis all year long? (Stolen from Facebook). Let me know!

Currently Reading:
GONE by Michael Grant
FREY by Melissa Wright

1 comment:

  1. I so wish I could write more. I just can't. I've figured something out: I get lost in the details. If I start writing--or anything, for that matter--without a clear, clear direction of where I'm going, I get hung up and bogged down going into far too much detail than what is needed. And then I lose sight of the bigger picture.

    It's annoying.

    Oh well.

    Anyway. Good luck to you and the 20 other people.

    P.S. I think you should totally try a dark red hair color. Before I dyed my hair red last January, my hair had been the same long, yellow blonde for YEARS. Like, four or five. I never changed it because, like you, I didn't want to screw it up. But then, I worked up the guts to dye it red. And it was good. And then I did brown. And it was okay. And then I went back to blonde, and I think this blonde is way, way more flattering than the old blonde. So don't be afraid to change it up, because it's likely it'll lead to something even better than before.

    Chicken soup for the hair dyer's soul.


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