While browsing through my G+ circles, I found a link to this page- the Inkygirl Wordcount Challenge. With NaNoWriMo on the horizon, she created a slightly different challenge to help motivate people to keep up with their writing.
Instead of 50,000 words over the span of the month of November, she set up a challenge where you can pick a daily wordcount that you’ll accomplish six times a week. That way you can still have a rough day or a busy day during the week and it won’t tank your confidence.
There were three flavors of the challenge. 250 words, 500 words, or 1000 words. Since I’m still having problems getting myself writing something regularly (other than blog post I don’t publish), I thought I’d choose 250 words and start from there. After keeping that milestone for a few weeks I’ll try to bump myself up to 500, and then keep going until I hit 1,000. I have no time limits on how long it’ll take me to get there. But I intend to make this a reality.
So what counts?
I’m not going to count blog posts. This blog, I update out of love. As far as word counts go, this will be strictly fiction.
So there you have it, Universe. I’m doing my best to make this work.