So yesterday D'Ann was talking about the end of summer, writing plans and challenges. Oh, my! Well, I love a good challenge. For me, a challenge is as good as a deadline...another thing I love. I blame my days as a roving reporter. If my stories weren't in by about 4:30 -- including editing time! -- they didn't hit the nightly news. So working on deadline is fun. Scary and nerve-wracking at times, but very much fun.
So, I've decided to challenge myself - and D'Ann and Margie and anyone else who wants to join in. I say the deadline is November 1, just because in my opinion, fall ends in November and winter begins -- along with the mad rush of the holidays. So Wednesday, August 18: Challenge Begins. Monday, November 1: Challenge Ends.
What am I challenging myself to do? Write, everyday. Write, write, write. But more than that. I have a manuscript in the midst of revisions. I want the revisions done. I have a second manuscript that is about 10,000 words from The End. I want that done. I want to query the in-revisions ms and I want to finish edits/revisions on the almost-finished ms, so I can start querying it. Oh! And I have two other WIPs calling me...neither has been officially started, just notes on napkins and papers stuck in folders. So I want to flesh out these ideas to see if anything is there. And, if so, start on a new project...By November 1 would like to have 15-20,000 words on paper for the new WIP.
Wow, I'm a little scared by my challenge...maybe I should delete a thing or three up there. Nah, what's a challenge if it doesn't make you sweat, right? Okay, who's with me for a fall challenge? What do you want to accomplish?