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May 1, 2009

May Marathon/Madness Goal

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Okay, I’ve been quite here mostly because I haven’t been writing and if I’m not writing I don’t think to blog.   That’s all about the change as today is the first day of the May Marathon challenge.  A writing challenge born amongst some Wiffers on Twitter last night.  I needed the kick in the ass and there is was, so here is my goal for the month of May:

To write 50,000 words on my 2008 NaNo manuscript. 

I need it to be somewhere near 90,000 words before I can think to start sending out queries (if I’m actually ready for that).  So NaNo part 2 here I come.  I’m plotting out a reward system, not completely sure yet, I’ll let you guys know when I figure it out.

Oh and the reason I’ve written marathon/madness is because when I wrote this down in my pocket calendar this morning I called it madness instead of marathon – probably more fitting anyway. 

One more thing, why is the word “blog” not in the spell checker?  I just saying.


  1. I noticed that “blog” wasn’t in the spell checker too during my last post! Weird, huh? Those WordPress people be smoking something for sure!

    Sounds like a good goal to me … I’m trying to get to around 90,000 words myself … and yes, it’s truly “madness”. Almost as bad as doing NaNo in November, since my Mays are almost as busy as my Novembers.

    Comment by kimberlyfoley — May 3, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

  2. How busy are your Junes? There is yet another challenge you know in June, so there is round 2 right around the corner.

    I’m actually thinking of revising my goals. I think I might have the tiniest bit of burnout on the NaNo projecct. I’m going to pull out my notes for the fluffy romance I was going to work on for SocNoc and get an outline down today. Okay so maybe an outline is too grand a term for the 4 or 5 point list I’m aiming for but hell, it’s a start and it’s exactly how I started NaNo last year so it can’t be all bad.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — May 3, 2009 @ 12:37 pm

  3. No, I won’t be doing SocNoc in June, if that’s what you’re referring to. I’m bound and determined to get this project finished, and besides, I don’t really have another story idea as of yet. Okay, that’s a lie. I do have another story idea which is a spinoff from the story I’m working on now … turns out one of my minor characters wants her own story … but I don’t really have it fleshed out in my mind enough to start working on it.

    Comment by kimberlyfoley — May 3, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

  4. Good luck with your marathon!! You can do it :-).

    Comment by Marilyn Brant — May 8, 2009 @ 8:32 am

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