In her latest newsletter, Holly Lisle talks about doing something that makes me sigh with relief. A woman who tends to normally write 1500-3000k a day, her current project (or perhaps one of them) she is taking things slow.
I’m doing a consistent 250-500 words five nights a week. If you’ve
been with me for a while, you’ve discovered that my usual novel
pace is around 1500 words per day, and that I have on more
occasions than I care to remember run at 3000 words per day—
the sort of speed that makes a whole lot of writers think
“I could never do that.”
Thing is, you don’t have to.
I’m already over 20,000 words just doing my casual amble. And
I’m having a wonderful time with the writing.
And she has invited others to take part in this one step at a time oddessy toward writing a book. The Write A Book With Me challenge rules are posted here. And you post your progress on whatever the latest WABWM post located here.
I really love this as, well, it’s essentially what I do. I’ve been all about sustainable change this last year, finding a way to balance all my obligations. And I can absolutely do 250-500 words a day, 5 days a week. I like the idea of having somewhere to post my progress. I did it here for a long time, but I felt like it was rather boring content that no one but me is actually interested in. This gives me somewhere to share the progress or lack of it. It’s the same thing I like about the 70 Days of Sweat, though not so sweaty. Speaking of which, when are they going to do another round of that?
Anyway, I think I’m going to enjoy participating in this challenge once I finish my Fill The Well reading week, and I thought others might like to join us.