Listening to: Dispatch, "What Do You Wanna Be"
Over at Diana's blog, many writers have made a pledge to write 100 words a day, every day, for the month of April. They can write more than that, of course, but the minimum is 100 words.
I've joined their ranks.
As I explained over there, I needed this. These past few days, I've been avoiding my novel. I've passed the 25k word mark, and I know--I know--that the easy part is over. Now comes the part where I agonize over plot twists, fret about all the various threads I have going, and worry whether I can make it all...make sense. It'll still be fun, sure, but it'll be work. This past month or so, it hasn't felt like work. I'm also afraid, of course, that I'm going to royally screw it up.
So, I pledge to write 100 words a day, every day, no matter where I am or what I'm doing. Today, for instance, I have to type up all the words I wrote earlier this week, go get my driver's license renewed, call the vet and make an appointment for Shakespeare, and I'd like to do a bit of shopping. But somewhere in there will be my new 100 words--even if they're written between 11:45 and midnight.
I'll do my best to note my progress here, just for accountability's sake. Even if it's just a short post to say, "I did it." So keep an eye on me, will ya? =)
If you don't feel that you are possibly on the edge of humiliating yourself, of losing control of the whole thing, then possibly what you are doing isn't very vital. If you don't feel like you are writing somewhat over your head, why do it? If you don't have some doubt of your authority to tell this story, then you are not trying to tell enough. --John Irving