Sunday, September 26, 2010

I Interrupt Your Regular Posts....

...for a week of writing-related posts.



You see, I've come up with this insane idea that I'm going to write a book this week. Not just start a rough draft but to start and finish one. It might be a crazy idea, I might not be able to do it, but I'm going to try my hardest.

My idea is a MG so I'm going to shoot for 25k, which breaks down to 5k a day. That's on the low side for MG but I always write short rough drafts so it's a good goal for me.

My plan is this - do school in the morning, probably for an hour or so, then write. A few days of the week I have hour-long class chats I have to attend so I'll take breaks for them. One of the things I love about cyber-school is that I don't have to sit in a classroom for eight hours a day and I have the opportunity to work ahead, which I did. Otherwise, I know there's no way I'd be able to even attempt this. I'll write until I hit 5k or until 3:30, depending on how the day goes.

Today, I'm just outlining and brainstorming ideas, as well as reading posts on writing to get me inspired.

Tomorrow, I begin.

I can't wait. :)

4 comments:

The Book Speaker said...

Although I run this risk of sounding stupid, what does MG mean? It's great that you're attempting this!

Harmony said...

The Book Speaker - MG stands for middle-grade, which is usually aimed at readers 9-12.

Leigh said...

Wow! 5k a day??? On a good day for me, I can do 2.5, on a very good day, 3. Good luck!! You can do it!

Miss Remmers said...

This is AWESOME! Good luck! I can't wait to hear your progress!