Saturday, September 12, 2009

Writing Challenge

Today is the official kick off of the writing challenge facilitated by my local RWA chapter. 50 words in 50 days.
No, 50 words isn't a lot. It's a paragraph, but the challenge focuses on the habit of writing. If you sit down to do your 50 words, chances are you're not going to stop there. I'm at 700 words so far today and have no plans of stopping yet. (Except to figure out what to make for dinner, switching laundry, and breaking up squabbles between the natives. And you and goof off a little.)
There's a bunch of rules. You can't write your words for the week one day and then be done. It's daily progress - no more than two consecutive days off. And we have to report in every day. Progress is tracked. At the end we'll have a celebration for participating. At this point, nearly three-fourths of the chapter is signed up. Pretty cool. I think it's something we all need after the weird summer everyone seemed to have.
Now, if my computer would stop randomly shutting down on me. Grrr.
My writing pal Susan Kelly posted a really accurate description of the writing life here. Go check it out.
I'm heading back to it now.


Ava Quinn said...

Awesome start, V. I hope I can keep at it for the full 50 days. I need to get back into the swing of things.

That sucks about your computer. I offer Ruth Sabatino's advice for any and all mechanical items that do not work: When all else fails- bang it on the floor.

Victoria said...

You can do it!! I know you can!

LOL on bang it on the floor. I need a new one. Only can't justify the expense right now. Catch 22 that one. Sigh.