January 2010 Wordcount Goal: 73,000

Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year breathes new promise into Whirlpool writing goals

Okay, we're nearly done with 2009 and it's time to turn our thoughts to the new year. Cast away the old year's unfulfilled goals, ambitions, intentions and embrace a new vision for 2010. I admit, for the first time in decades, last year I began the year wtih my focus on something other than writing: my health. By any assessment, I met my goals and my health is way better than this time last year. So now it's time to return to my novel and slip into its universe and begin anew. My goal for 2010 is to finish the first draft of Whirlpool. January's goal is to write 20,000 more words and reach the 73K mark.

There are several sites that have picked up where Nanowrimo left off. For the truly ambitious, try BOOK-IN-A-WEEK. This is an on-going monthly gathering that will inspire you to go the distance. There are two JaNoWriMos. I've already signed up with JaNoWriMo 2010 but I may go ahead and sign up with the Live Journal's January Novel Writing Month, too. Any or all of those are bound to inspire you and give you that added incentive to hit the keyboard in 2010. Drop me a note and let me know your plans.


Christine H said...

Janowrimo, Eh? What a great idea. But does it have to be a completely new work, or do revisions count?

vikk simmons said...

Hi Christine,

From what I understand it can be revisions. The point is to move forward during the month. Why not give it a try?

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Christine H said...

I would love to give it a try. I'm starting from the beginning (again) after a thorough flogging of my first page at Flogging the Quill.

I've always thought November was a terrible month for Nanowrimo. Between midterms, Thanksgiving, and Christmas shopping, it's one of most people's busiest months.

vikk simmons said...

Christine, I am really happy to see you've jumped into JaNoWriMO. November is an odd month to try and get so much writing done. It's really amazing that everyone is able to get so much done given the high level of distraction during the month. And January does seem to be a good month to kick off the writing for a new year.

Looking forward to your updates.