Friday, January 1, 2010

January Writing Goals

I signed up for a January Writing Challenge, sponsored by Tristi Pinkston. She is a published author of several books, and I'm excited to take this challenge. It is a set-your-own-goal challenge, but gives you a sense of accountability, knowing you're going to be reporting your progress.

It is a month long challenge, and my goal is to complete my first draft, about 10,000 more words, and then majorly revise my first chapter. I'm planning to enter it in a First Chapter Contest in March, and it needs lots of love.

I want to write at least 1,000 words a day, until it's done. That should put me finished by January 10th. Today, being the first day, I wrote 1,077. I'm off to a good start, but look forward to an even better finish.

First chapter, prepare yourself. You will soon be undergoing a major operation. I'm going to have to cut you into pieces, re-arrange, and add new pieces, and then do my best to put you together again. I only hope you come out of this surgery looking better than when you went in.


Andrea said...

Great goal! I can't wait to see how the first chapter comes out.

Anonymous said...

Me too!!