Well, I’m back. I needed to take a break to think through the story line for my next novel. I think I might have something here and I want to give it my best shot. I find when I’m in this stage of a book I just need to wander around in a bit of daze and let my subconscious figure out what the hell I’m trying to reach for.
Because when I’m blogging my head is too filled with what’s going out than what is already in there swirling about, trying to make itself known.
So I’ve started laying down the story, writing long hand to keep myself away from the internet, and trying to hack my way through the tangle of possible tangents.
And then last night I thought Why don’t we do it together?
Anybody out there also working on a novel?
Just a few?
Well, why don’t we work on it together? Keep each others’ spirits up.
Every Friday, I’ll tell you if I made my word count. You set your own pace and then divulge yours. I’m going for 2000 a day until I reach 60,000 when I’ll stop and see what I’ve got. (Time out on weekends when I spend most of the time ferrying my children to their social engagements!)
So let’s see. 10,000 a week. Six weeks. That’s July 1st.
Who’s with me?
On your mark, get ready…GO!
photo by Phil Roeder