#85 - July Book-in-a-Month

I'm BIAM-ing again. My good friend Tristi Pinkston is doing another Book-in-a-Month Challenge, and I was crazy enough to sign up. Really, though, between you and me, I'd be crazy not to sign up for something that could help me finish this awful first draft so I can move on to revisions!

So, I challenged myself to write 1,000 words a day, every Monday-Saturday for the month of July. That works out to be 27,000 words for the month. Yes, that's 20,000 words more than I wrote in June. But it's 23,000 words less than I wrote one year for NanoWriMo. So I know I'm capable of meeting it.

Yesterday was my first day and I kicked it off with a major bang, exceeding my daily goal by 134 words. I'm going to hold myself to 1,000 words a day, though, so I'll still be trying to hit 1,000 more words today, rather than letting myself off the hook and saying I only have to write 866 to get 2,000 total for the 2 days. If that makes sense. It does to me, but you never know. . . . :o)

Wish me luck! And come check back often. You'll see the tickers on my blog ticking their way up to 27,000 over the next 30 days, even if I'm not posting every day. :-D


  1. Congratulations!!! That's a wonderful wordcount!

  2. You have the most hysterical tickers. Cracks me up.

    WTG girl! You are rockin' But aha I've had an amazing past two days so now you're gonna have to sprint to catch up! I bet you don't want to pay for lunch two months in a row!

    You can do it!

    OH. And your first draft DOES NOT SUCK. At least no more than any of our first drafts doo. The book is gonna be mahvahlous dahlink, simply mahvahlous.


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