Sunday, September 27, 2009
For over 500 days, I committed to writing every day. During that time, I cranked out 7 complete novels. Not perfect, by any means...but finished first drafts. Words flowed without end. And then I stopped writing daily. I changed direction when I began editing the first drafts. I stopped the flow and focused on a different process. Polishing the manuscripts took precedence over writing new words. On September 22nd, in an attempt to unstaunch the flow, I issued a challenge to all who would take it on. The challenge is simply to write 100 words a day for 100 straight days. That will end up about Christmas time and possibly go through the end of the year. If you want to revise your writing habits, jump on board. After all, Nora Roberts empowered all writers to write a crappy first draft. You can post on my FaceBook page to brag or whine. Wish you the very best. Write on!!!