Week Four of JanNoWriStart. Here’s the concept from Julie:
A while back, I wrote about #JanNoWriStart. It is a riff off the #NaNoWriMo, but without the firm “rules”. Here are the ones I am using. Adapt them as necessary:
- Set a daily goal. If you are writing a first draft, make it a word count. If you are editing, make it a number of pages, or a time limit. It needs to work for you. The important thing is, make it achievable on a daily basis.
- Keep moving forward. If you are on a first draft, just keep writing. If you are editing, and get stuck, make a note to yourself (fix this! research this!) and then move forward. #JanNoWriStart is about building both a habit and momentum.
Jessie: I have had a slightly slower week than I would have liked but I have made progress. I’ve added words to my work-in-progress almost every day and even worked on a second project a bit too. I really like how the accountability here is keeping me motivated!
Edith: I had a good week. I wrote every day but one, and yesterday, since I’m on a short retreat, I cranked out over 4000 new words on my first Carriagetown mystery. I’m taking an online Story Arc class with Ramona DeFelice Long, and her homework questions prompted me to realize my protagonist in Farmed and Dangerous had courage in a way I hadn’t realized, so I also backfilled an earlier scene that made her courage all the more impressive.
How many words did you write this week? Readers, be sure to add yours in the comments section!