Happy New Year, Writers!
It’s a new year and another chance for us to write ALL THE WORDS!
I pledge to be better at this. And I hope… Like really, really hope I can’t get more people involved. This could be such a fun thing, if I could just get it to grow.
So, the way this works is…
From today, Thursday, January 5th through Sunday, January 8th, you, me, whoever, writes or aims to write 10,000 words. Broken down that’s 2500 words a day for 4 days. It’s a lot, or it sounds like a lot. I’ve been averaging about 1000 words a day this week on revisions. I’d like more.
I have several WIPs going and haven’t decided yet which one I’m going to pull out and try to make some progress on. Yet. I’ll have that decided by the end of dinner.
There is a Linky at the bottom of the post where you can add your name and website, blog, etc…
You can grab the button from the sidebar if you’d like for your own site or for social media. The hashtag is #10kweekendsforwriters
Invite your friends or your enemies. I don’t care. I’d just like to have a crowd of people this year join in.
Leave a comment with what you’re working on or just with your starting word count. Or, leave a comment on social media (don’t forget the hashtag #10kweekendsforwriters) with your starting word count and throughout the weekend with your progress and with your final word count on Sunday evening.
If you have questions, feel free to ask.
Otherwise, get writing!
If you’ve been reading my books for any length of time, you know there are some that have the beginning of more stories embedded inside. Whether it be characters or scenes from places or maybe a minor unresolved thread. Not all of my books start off as series and not all of them need or warrant additional books. I do this for several reasons that might not be apparent to all readers.
One… So it leaves the readers wondering and questioning. I always like shows and movies that leave me curious as to how the characters are doing after The End. I do, most of the time, prefer my own imagination and fantasy. I like to imagine the characters are still together five, ten, twenty, forever years after.
Two… It leaves the door open for more stories if there’s enough interest from either the readers or from me.
Three… Not every book is supposed to be more than what it is. Some books should stop after roughly 100 pages, but instead the author goes on and on and on for another 100 or 200. Um… No. There’s a point to a story. The author knows it. It’s up to the reader to figure it out. For instance, maybe a character needs to learn something, grow, kick a bad habit to the curb, or come to some realization. Not all of these things take 300 pages to tell.
Four… Shorter books are fun. A quickly little ditty. Something to make the reader forget reality for a while. Something to provide an escape. A couple hours mental vacation. Not everyone wants or has time for 300 page epics. Personally, I like both.
Christmas Wishes is just over 25,000 words. 86 pages. Are there characters who could get their own little stories? Yep. Are there a few things left to be answered? Sure. But there ALWAYS is in any size book. There’s an insatiable desire for more. Always for more. I get that. Sometimes I want more to a story. Sometimes I don’t.
If you’re wanting more of the characters and places and atmosphere of Christmas Wishes or any of my books, drop me a line in an email or leave a comment. Doesn’t mean it’ll happen. Doesn’t mean it won’t. But at least I’ll know one way or another.
P.s. YES Courtney, I know. Book 3 and Riko’s book and Mac’s book, too. Got it!
It’s that time again!
I want 10K this weekend.
With the upcoming re-releases of my Ellora’s Cave titles, I have new books I want to get finished.
So, it’s all about new words from today (Thursday) through Sunday.
If you have words you want to get down this weekend, now’s your chance to join me.
Sign up using the Linky form below. Comment with your starting and finishing word count!
Share on social media using #10KWeekendsForWriters
And get writing!
Happy September, y’all!
The kids are back in school and it’s time to get back down to the business of writing!
I’m done with client edits for a few weeks and have a great number of words to write.
It’s also the opening weekend of college football and there are a ton of games I will be watching from tonight thru Monday night. I will need to be very efficient with my time, which will mean a timer will be placed on my words so that I get the max out my effort.
As always, anyone is welcome to join in! Just sign up with the Linky below. Comment with your starting word count today and come back to comment with you ending word count on Monday evening (because it’s a holiday weekend in the US, we’ll take our 10K Weekend into Monday).
Let’s have some fun! And don’t forget it’s #10KWeekendsForWriters on social media.
The weeks are going by faster and faster. It’s a wonder anything gets done at all. Especially this week. It was my birthday Monday and I didn’t do anything. My son came down with the flu this morning and it’s been a little rough. Hopefully, he’ll be better in the next few days.
I spent today working with pencil and paper and I’m always surprised how it helps the thoughts come out a little different. I’m always surprised by how much I can write when I do so on paper. I also wrote a bit in Evernote, one of my favorite note taking applications.
But there are more words to write and I’ll be getting to those in this weekend. If you’d like to join, please add your name to the Linky at the bottom of the post and join me. It’s usually only me doing this. It hasn’t taken off as much as I’d hoped it would, but it’s been keeping me on task and if that’s all it ever does, then that’s enough.
My project this weekend is Bearing The Ink with perhaps some words on a couple of other projects that will be coming in the next few months.
So, if anyone does in fact join in, the hashtag is #10KWeekendsForWriters and the writing weekend ends at 10pm Sunday night! Best of luck!