Thursday, 7 July 2016

The First Week of Writing

Well I've revised my word goal mainly because I realise there is NO WAY at the present time I will be able to make 50,000 words.  However, I DO stand a slight chance of getting 30,000 words done as prose, notes, ideas etc if I really push myself this month.  That for me would be a remarkable achievement and I would like to be awarded a "winner" badge if I can accomplish this goal.  I also think it will allow me the time to do a little more research which is what I am realising I really need to do as I go along although in no way as much detail as I will have to BEFORE November if I stand a chance of actually writing a decent book that anyone would want to read a draft of.  Therefore if anyone has any good websites relating to alpaca farming (anywhere in the world!!) I'd be delighted to hear and add them to my growing list.
I've been receiving e-mails from the Camp organisers which include a dare of the day which have really helped to make me think of some more interesting twists to my plot and fill in some details I hadn't really thought of before.  I do have to say a big thank you as I would never have kept this up for a week if it hadn't been for these creative people beavering away to help others out there unleash their inner creative!

So far I have written 1000 words a day since I actually started six days ago which I am pretty pleased about and if I continue to do so will ensure I reach my word count so fingers crossed the ideas keep flowing and my characters start leading me through the next three weeks!  I really can't recommend it enough as a way to challenge yourself and have some fun - whatever you feel like writing!

What's the last writing challenge you took part in?  Which writing blogs do you find useful as a writer and why?  You know I'd love to know so leave a comment below!


  1. Continued congrats on progress. Stay realistic and you will be happy. The NaNo group make it fun. For other writing help the Writer's Digest blog can be useful.

  2. Thanks Joanne for the useful blog site it certainly looks like one that would be useful for me in the future for revisions etc.