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Word Challenged

100K100DaysI seem to keep signing up for writing challenges. Maybe, eventually, I’ll manage to write the required number of words!

So this time it’s 100K in 100 days organised by Sally Quilford. If I write a thousand words every day from 1st January, I will have succeeded in the challenge. IF.

Up to now, I’ve realised, I haven’t planned enough in advance of the challenge’s start date, so I’ve been thinking about it and this is the plan so far:

  • Novel in progress. There are several scenes I want to add for this second draft. Hopefully that will make up the 17,000 words that it needs.
  • Short stories. There are seven in various stages of planning (mostly only a sentence each). If each story is 2,000 words, that’s 14,000 words.
  • Blog posts. Yes, we’re allowed to include blog posts this year – as long as they’re not the what-I-had-for-breakfast type. Mine never are. I wouldn’t bore you with porridge, toast, butter, avocado, coffee and the occasional egg that tries to be soft-boiled. I have two planned. Blog posts, that is. Let’s say 1,000 words each. 2,000 words.
  • Once a week, I’m going to go out to a cafe or a park or somewhere else and describe what I see (and hear, smell, taste, feel). 100 days = 14 weeks. 14,000 words.
  • Hopefully those descriptions will spawn some short stories. 10 x 2,000 = 20,000 words.

So that’s 17K + 14K + 2K + 14K + 20K = 67,000 words. Hmm. I might start rewriting my NaNo novel. And I’ll probably think of other blog posts over the three-and-a-bit months. That should do it. Hopefully.

How about you? You can join, too. šŸ™‚

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Cultivating a Fuji, edition 3, a poignant, humorous and uplifting tale, published with Ocelot Press, January 2023.

8 replies on “Word Challenged”

Quite a commitment-best of luck….
may I bother you with a problem–I have had the publishing issue before,but never got any help from wordpress, it is so frustrating-any ideas?

Once again, I am having difficulty getting wordpress to publish anything I do-using any of the tricks that worked before-(like pushing edit before I was through and it started messing up and going back quickly and editing) or going to the page where “reader, new post, etc are listed and working from there-nothing and I cannot find a way to get in touch with wordpress by email or “help”. Im just asking some fellow bloggers who have been on a long time for suggestions-any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Well Ive just started the writing challenge. Im actually a copyeditor and proofreader that also loves to write so I began the challenge thinking I would only manage 250 words, but so far Im on fire. I have a few blogs I write for currently so its not too hard to make sure I keep to the challenge. Will have to change the logo to 500 word Challenge. BTW. I love the comic strips. Very clever.

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