Summer of Fiction Writing Challenge Update

Summer of Fiction Writing Challenge Progress Report

In the interests of accountability and so I’ve got a record of what happened during this three-month writing challenge, here’s where I’m at so far.

Three weeks into the writing challenge my original goal was to have 7,500 words (500 per day, 2,500 per week). 

  • My Goal – Overall, to get past the half way point in a novella planned for around 50K words.
  • Where I planned to be on Day 21 – 7,500 words
  • Where I am on Day 21 – 8,644 according to Scrivener
  • On Target or Behind – On Target!
  • IF BEHIND, catch up or re-plan goal – on target for words, behind with website updates. Will address that this week.
  • How’s it going?  – I alternate between feeling excited about the story and thinking the whole thing is crap from original idea to writing quality. This might become a problem as time goes on. Need to find a way to have more exciting feelings than negative ones. My strategy at the moment is to just shove the bad feelings away and plod on. Not sure that’s sustainable.

About the Challenge

Not sure what the Summer of Fiction Writing Challenge is all about? Organised and hosted by Holly Lisle, members of her online community of writers have joined together to get stuff done through summer.

The three-month challenge runs until the end of August and is open to anyone with a writing project (or projects) they want encouragement on. Doesn’t matter how experienced you are, published or not, what you’re writing or what your long term writing goals are.

All Writers are Welcome

This challenge is just about getting bum in seat, fingers on keyboard, words on the page.

There’s a classroom packed full of helpful workshops and practical articles. Plus there’s a whole forum of other writers who’re playing this crazy game while juggling the madness we generally call ‘life’.

You’re very welcome to join. Month one is almost done, but don’t let that stop you. There’s still plenty of summer left.

Summer of Fiction Writing Challenge Update

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