NaNoWriMo or a year-round writing challenge?

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NaNoWriMo or a year-round writing challenge?
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Thu, 10-20-2011 - 3:39pm

I've already signed up for National Novel Writing Month, but I also just found out about this ongoing challenge from writer/illustrator Debbie Ohi: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-wordcount-challenge/

Ohi's challenge encourages people to write six days a week and set a lower word-count goal for a realistic attempt at regular writing. Goals can be bumped up or down as needed.

I'll give it a shot doing both since I intend on a 250-word goal for the year-round challenge and would meet that if I manage the NaNo goal (1,667 words per day for a month) but I'm thinking NaNo isn't as realistic for getting me to write regularly!

If we have any writers on the board, let me know if you're doing either challenge or need a writing support buddy throughout the year. :) You can PM me if you're shy, I won't mind. :)

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Hi....doing the 250 word challenge....did more than that each day....will see how today goes....:)


 


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Good work! And you can adjust your goal as you need. If you find you're closer to 500, push yourself to that goal. And I believe Debbie's guidelines also mention that different times of year might mean different goals. (I can picture most folks going to 250 words as they get busy at Christmas or have a lot of outdoor activities in the summer.)

I'm starting a snail-mail letter today, so I'll count that. Hopefully by November 1st, I'll be ready to write fiction as my word count!

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Just did a little over 250 yesterday....Will probably leave the challenge at 250 for awhile....Holidays are coming....:)


 


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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 10:28am
Tell me about. I think NaNo is misplaced for that very reason. ;)

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Thu, 10-27-2011 - 10:07am

Hi....Amazing myself...have written each day since I started....I know I am just beginning but I really am enjoying it.


 


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Thu, 10-27-2011 - 12:08pm
I missed yesterday due to a trip to my hometown, but I guess that could be my one day off. Otherwise I've been exceeding or almost meeting the 250 words each day. :)

I have some story ideas for November as well, so we'll see how I do with that!

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Thu, 10-27-2011 - 12:21pm

P.S. Would you like a writing check-in thread in November? I've found in the past that it helps to have accountability with writing.

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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 10:55pm
zions_daughter wrote:

P.S. Would you like a writing check-in thread in November? I've found in the past that it helps to have accountability with writing.

Oh YES!! That would be marvelous...Didn't write yesterday...the day got away from me...Today wrote a childrens piece....It's a beginning....


 


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It's gotten busy here, but I'm hoping that by Monday or Tuesday I'll be back on track.

Now I better remember on Tuesday to start that thread so I'm held accountable too. ;)

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Mon, 12-05-2011 - 11:59am

Been so not doing any writing...need to do SOMETHING!!!