This has been a real struggle for me ever since I succumbed to the urge to tell the stories that have been sitting in my head in one form or another for almost thirty years. But the one time I succeeded in getting out of Procrastination Station for a sustained period of time was in June of 2008, when I wrote the first draft of “Excelsior” and won the Southern Cross Novel Challenge (NaNoWriMo in June instead of November).
So since I'm not starting a project from scratch at this point – I'm editing everything I've written so far of “Ever Upward: Part Two of The Exclesior Journey” before getting back to writing it – I wanted to issue a little challenge to everyone else out there who is dealing with the same crippling habits I am. Starting on Monday, June 1, I will be editing what I have so far in chunks of at least 1500 words per day. And at the end of each day, I will post the progress in my blog. After I finish with the editing, then I'll be writing at least 1000 words each day until the last day of June.
Now, about the challenge. We all know that there is strength in numbers, and when we're not enabling each other, we're pretty awesome together. Therefore, I want as many fellow writers as possible to join me on this endeavor. If you want to sign up, just add your name, e-mail address, and your own personal word count, and then I'll send you the Google Form to track your progress at the end of each day.
There will also be a Facebook group dedicated to this challenge, so you'll have a place to vent and get encouragement throughout the month.
What do you say? Want to take the pledge? Then click HERE to sign up!