Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Why I Decided on a Smaller Word Count

I am on Day 15 of the 250 word/day challenge. I have reached almost 5000 out of my 6500 total goal for the month.  I am really happy with the progress that I have made so far. I only have a few more days to go!

What are the reasons why I decided on writing a smaller word count this November?

The need to write
I’ve been working on the same novel for quite some time. I want to try out something new. Yes, I have short stories written. I think it is just time to do something longer.

I haven’t participated since I started KIN. This year, I wanted to join in. I knew that there was no way that I could meet the 1,667 words/day. So I decided I wanted to do something different this year.

A simple blog post.
I follow author Diana Peterfreund’s blog and there was a blog post from a reader asking how she finds time to write. Her point is to even write in smaller increments (such as a page a day) can add up to something in the end. So I found a writing challenge that fit that from over at InkyGirl where you can pick how much you can accomplish.

I wanted to try a new way to write. I’m a seat by the pants writer, but I want to outline a bit more. I felt that if I wrote just a little bit and take what I have to form an outline. I think it is worth experimenting.

Sometimes life does get in the way, but there is no reason to let it every day. If you have the passion or drive, you have to invest time in your craft. It might take some experimenting, but you will find your groove. Now go out there and find your ambition!


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