Wednesday, 5 December 2012

750 Words

I'm not sure if you're aware of this site, but it's a great incentive to get you writing at least 750 words a day. You can find the site at www.750words.com (does what it says on the tin).

It's based on Julia Cameron's book "The Artist's Way" in which she encourages you to write daily pages.The premise is that if you write a few pages each morning you will empty your head of all that stuff careening around in there and this will then free you up to write the more creative aspects. In addition, it helps with the discipline of writing every day.

The guy who created the site, Buster Benson has made the site a lot of fun to use. You get badges if you achieve certain writing achievements, you can sign up to his monthly challenge - a bit like Nanowrimo only this time the commitment is to write 750 words every day for a month and you can check out fellow writers.  In addition, the site analyses your writing and gives you some interesting stats to reflect on.

I like the site a lot and think that Buster is doing a great job to encourage others to write. Check it out and see what you think.

Nano Wrap Up

So that's that then. Nanowrimo is once again over for another year. It was not a major success for me this year in that I wrote under 10,000 words (yes I know my last post put me at just over 7k, but I did do some more. I just didn't tell you about it.  I guess you can count that as another failure - not even finishing blogging about it. Hummm...  What does that all say about me? Let's not go there.

However, 2013 is another year and I am determined that by Nano next year, my novel will be finished and printed in some version or other and out there circulating in the Universe. There I've said it now. It's out there - you all heard it and so now I have to make it come true.

Well done to all those Nano participants that made it and broke through the 50k threshold. It's a great feeling to finish. I just need to hold onto what it felt like last year and what it will feel like when I've finished my novel.