My last real Word-A-Thon started last summer - a challenge by writing buddy Jen to write 50,000 words in 5 weeks.
Thus I completed Some Kind of Normal.
And rendered myself nearly insane.
But I am finding that being goal oriented that way really helps me focus. And I'm finding that I need that kind of incentive again.
This isn't truly any kind of competition this time. It's just, as the countdown to summer (and kids home full time) is now in full swing, I really need to get a good running start on this new WIP. The first part is always the hardest for me. If I can get into it enough, I won't have trouble continuing to write even when the kids are home. If I don't, it will be too easy to let time slip by.
So this is my goal:
15,000 words by June 17th.
The kids have only ten days left of school. Two of those I will be in New York. Two I will be hosting company. Two will be class picnics - but I am hopeful to get some writing in those days anyway.
I will have to work at nights, most likely. But I think it's doable.
Anyone else up for a bit of a challenge? Do you have your own goals already?