I need a little kick in the pants with my latest Young Adult manuscript, so I decided to join the lovely, Ifeoma Dennis, and several other amazing writers in an August WIPMarathon. I figured if I have to share my writing goals in black and white on a daily basis, it will shame me into getting the work done.
As part of this great marathon, I’ve been encouraged to share a few things…
Honestly, I’d love it to be 40k, but realistically I’m going with 20k. I’m already 21k into this story, and it’s just getting good, so I’m hoping this goal will really drive me forward.
Stage of writing:
Aaack!! I already answered this one, but I will add that this is a very ROOOOOUGH draft. I’m churning and burning as fast as I can without any editing as I go along – which I WILL admit is killing the copy editor in me!
What inspired this project:
A trip to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry – and that’s all I’m going to say. Keeping this one pretty tight to the chest!
What might slow down this marathon:
Life? Work? Family? And about a 1,000 other obligations – but I AM going to get my butt in the chair every day and write!
Good luck to all my fellow marathoners and let the merriment and mayhem begin!