Tuesday, November 3, 2009

BIAM or bust...

November is National Book in a Month, month or BIAM. It's a fun challenge to try to write an entire book in a months time, or to finish a work in progress, or at least make yourself write everyday.

I decided to start fresh on a whole new story, hoping that this will get my creative juices flowing so I can work on the manuscript that my girls beg me everyday to "PLEASE FINISH!"

I set a goal to write 750 words a day. I wanted to say 1000, but I needed to keep my goal realistic. So now if I get to 1000 anyway-- BONUS-- without the pressure.

Yesterday I only had time for 633 words but hey, that's a start. I'm writing a type of story that I said I would never do, but the other day the entire story (minus all of the fine details, that's the hard part) flowed through me and the characters have been keeping me up at night (love that) so I know I need to write it. FUN.

Now I'm off to write my 750 words.

Wish me luck. I'm going to need it.
Self-doubt is always my biggest obstacle.

7 comments:

4boyzmdmom said...

You can do it!! I'd love to read it when you are done!

MaryRC said...

you go gurl type type type away!

kys said...

Good luck!

Tara said...

Good luck! I hope you get the bonus of hitting 1000 words in one day. (Or more.)

Jessica said...

Yeah, do we get to read it when you are done??? I want to know what a book that is written in less than a month reads like!

Unknown Mami said...

I will not wish you luck because you do not need it. You can do this.

MaryRC said...

BTW..
Drop by Shaking the Tree to see what I have for you.. xoxo Mary