Bonus Blog: Word Count Goal for 2012

I love NaNoWriMo. That crazy month of blindly battering at the keyboard keys in the hopes of getting down something worth reading later on. Even if just to giggle at the crazy tangents your brain goes on when set loose. Lol. I love it so much that I never really want to let it go when November ends. So… why should I?

Yeah… I realise that’s easier said than done, but I don’t mean I want to write a novel every month. There are awesome people doing exactly that, but, awesome as they are, I know full well that I won’t have the time for that kinda thing. No matter how much I might want to. Maybe later in my life… maybe… but not now.

So… my compromise in that regard is a year long word count goal. NaNoWriMo asks that we write 50,000 words in 30 days. Well… I’m going to ask myself to write 300,000 in 366 days (yey leap year!).

If I’ve worked this out correctly then that is just 300,000 words shy of writing 50,000 words every month.
That works out to something in the region of 820 words every day.
Or 5740 words each week

That goal is less than the NaNoWriMo daily goal and within my capabilities (I hope) when I consider the following:
-I have plans to start the first draft of ‘Walking The Razor’s Edge’ very soon
-I still have to work through my A-Z Flash Fiction Challenge (and each one is about 1,000) words
-I write 100 words (and sometimes more) each week for the Phoenix Writers Group
-I have an inexplicable urge to write about my babies (more on that in future posts)
Recent weeks have rekindled my love of writing erotica and smut (there is a difference, I will talk about that more in later blog posts)
-These blog posts often reach 1,000 words without me trying

Now, its difficult to tell if I’m overreaching myself here. Last year; this would have been no problem; in fact I probably would have gone for the whole 600,000 and be done with it. This year there are lots of other things to worry about and frankly put I’ve no intention of skimping on that. But one never got anywhere by not testing oneself.

As a dear friend of mine once told me; if it was all easy, it wouldn’t be worth the XP. ^_^

So… that is my goal and there will be a page dedicated to it. A page with a counter on it somewhat like the one I did for NaNoWriMo 2011 and there, once I’ve given it a bit more thought, I’ll include more information on what writing will be included, what won’t and, of course, regular updates on how I’m getting on.

o.O Wish me luck, eh?


Tomorrow’s post: 3 Word Challenge

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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