The SuperNOVA writers group is undertaking a writing challenge at the moment. It’s inspired by the well-known NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), when writers attempt to splurt out a 50,000 word novel during the 30 days of November. But since this is just, well, CRAZY, we’ve evened out the odds a little.
Our WriMoFoFo (Write More For Four) is implemented for any arbitrary/convenient four-week period and has a slightly more modest target of nominally 20,000 words. This is flexible though, depending on individual goals. The basic aim of the challenge is to write (or edit) more than we would normally in a four-week period. The current challenge started on Saturday 11 June and will run until Sunday 10 July.
Since I’m not working at the moment, I don’t have much of an excuse for not meeting the 20,000-word goal. In fact, I should probably try to exceed it. However, I’ve already lost four days due to the Continuum convention over the weekend . . . Plus last week’s post contemplating the importance of the first chapter has proven somewhat prophetic. Turns out I’m not happy with the few chapters written so far of the new novel . . . So I’m starting again.
But it’s all good. I’d much rather be happy now about the direction it’s going than leave it for fixing later. That way lies disaster.
WriMoFoFo is coming at a good time for me. These are probably the last four weeks of my idyll, and I’m going to have to find a daytime job soon. So that’s extra motivation to make this writing time count.