It’s that time again, though it’s come earlier than expected.
Last August, I started a writing challenge. I challenged myself to write 5000 words a day.
I completed the challenge (and a novel) in 12 days. It wasn’t easy though. By the sixth day I was already burned out. The goal then was to see if I could do it. That simple. How fast can I write a book?
Well, this year, the challenge is a little different. I’m at the beginning of the summer instead of the end and this time it’s because I’m in a, somewhat, desperate situation (okay, I’m a very dramatic person, so desperate might be a slight overstatement!).
In my last post, I mentioned a project (let’s call it WIP #1) I decided to focus on while my other manuscript is on submission. It’s my NaNoWriMo project from last year. I love the premise and, as of this morning, the plot got a lot juicier.
I called my dad this afternoon to wish him Happy Father’s Day and he asked about the book on submission. I explained the situation and updated him on the stats and then we got to talking about an idea I had sometime last year (let’s call this one WIP #2).
This idea incorporates my cultural background and my love for all things supernatural. I’d stopped writing it back then because I wasn’t sure I could. I like the light stuff, when it comes to writing, but when it comes to reading I LOVE the scary stuff. I’m just not sure if I can do the same with my own work.
Well, the other day I wrote the synopsis for WIP #2 and realized that I probably could write it if I tried hard enough and dug deep enough.
Still, I have WIP #1, and I don’t want to make it wait any longer. But after talking to my dad today, I really believe it’s time to tackle WIP #2. So what’s a girl to do?
Well, since I can’t decide which one is better to focus on, tomorrow I’ll start...
Summer Writing Challenge 2012
- Tackle 2 WIPS
- 2500-5000 words each , per day
Hopefully, I’m not biting off more than I can chew.
Either way, wish me luck!