Well, I’ve gone and done it again! I’ve signed myself up for another writing challenge. No, it’s NaNoWriMo in January, it’s #WIP500, silly.
In classic Write Me Happy fashion, I stumbled across this challenge by pure luck. And by pure luck, I mean Twitter. Oh Twitter, is there nothing you can’t do?
#WIP500 is the brainchild of Cara Michaels and it works as follows:
1) Write 500 words per day, every day, in 2012.
2) See above.
Yes, it’s just that simple. Every day I write 500 words on my work in progress (hence the WIP for those, like me, who are sometimes acronym challenged). 500 words isn’t all that much for a daily total. I can usually crack that off in one #wordmongering #wordsprints #wordwar session, easy peasy!
It’s the whole, every day part that seems a little more daunting. Cue dramatic music.
Over the Christmas holidays my resolve to write every day, got lost in the chaos. Instead I went an entire week <insert gasps here> without writing a single word on either of my WIPs. Okay, so I made notes in my trusty notebook, and blogged a few times, but nothing substantial.
On Wednesday, a week from my last writing session, I admitted to my fellow writer tweeps that I had been a bad girl. Suddenly, true to their amazing nature, my #wordwar buddies sounded the drum and we set off to write. That 30 minutes sparked a fire in my mind and I continued to write for the next 6 hours accomplishing 6,616 words. Some comeback, I’d say.
So with January 1st looming and two WIPs begging for my attention, I plan to call upon all my writing buddies to give me a push (or kick) towards my 500 word daily goal. Like me, I know that sometimes they will need that push or kick or a crack from my most famous whip (Yes, whip! Just ask a few writing buddies!) and I plan on delivering. While writing is an extremely individual sport (for the most part) cheerleading is not, and I plan to be the best damn cheerleader out there!
Tallyho Writers! Success in the form of 500 words per day.
Did I mention it’s a leap year? Yeah, just my luck….