I just wanted to write a quick note to say I’m anxious to get started. The ideas are flowing pretty fast and furious, and I’ve already caught myself a few times jotting down a few interesting turns of phrase that I don’t want to lose between now and the First of November. Seventeen hundred words a day every day is quite a mountain to climb, so I’m going to approach it differently: A chapter a day, every day. Maybe that chapter’s a thousand words or maybe it’s three thousand. As long as I hit 50,000 in thirty days, I’ll be happy.
I strongly suspect my first two days are going to be my first and last chapters, so the book will definitely have a conclusion in place by the end of the month. The nice thing about my concept is that the plot will be episodic, so from Day Two to Day Thirty, all I’m doing is building better content based upon what I actually want to write each day, rather than worrying about where I need to be plot-wise in order to complete everything on time.
Anyway, I’m really excited. I’ll make my apologies now: I doubt I’ll be reading this blog much during the month (putting at least an hour a day into my own writing is going to take up a good chunk of my free time). I will be posting here from time to time as a procrastinating tool, and I also think I’ll copy and paste over completed chapters to show how things are developing. The finished work (after a couple days of revising and editing) will end up on my own blog sometime in December.
Good luck to all the writers! On your mark… Get set… (the ‘Go’ is less than eight hours away!).