Hey Everyone! Man, I have an exciting announcement today!
I really want to share with you my latest project! It’s both new and old at the same time. I began writing a fantasy fiction series back in Middle/High School (over a decade ago). I spent years on it, finishing it, revising it, changing it; in college, I even submitted several chapters for review during my Creative Writing classes. I officially finished the 394 page book four years ago.
I haven’t touched it since. Not until last week that is.
For four years, this finished novel has sat and waited for my attention to return. I am grateful for the distance, we both needed it, but I am ready to dive back in! Having read through the entire thing last week, I can see the potential in my writing, but I can also see the weak, “youthful” (let’s admit it, cheesy) areas of my writing as well. Therefore, I have decided that my latest summer project will be to return to this fantasy fiction series with a twist and a challenge!
My Plan for the Summer (80,000 Words In 10 Weeks Challenge):
Strip down the old version to the studs and create an outline of main events & characters (Currently in this stage)
Streamline the story; remove the unnecessary components (“cheese”)
REWRITE the entire thing. That’s right, not edit, REWRITE. Word Count Goal = 80,000 Words in 10 weeks!
Reach my word count goal by the end of summer (August 7th) and begin the editing process while querying publishing houses.
It is entirely possible that I am biting off more than I can chew, but I know that by being open about my intentions here on WordPress, I will be more motivated to actually reach my goals. Just as I did with Agency in the Hunger Games, I will be setting bi-weekly goals to project on my social media author sites to keep me accountable.
So here it is; my 80,000 Word Challenge Progress Chart!
I begin today May 29th starting at a “0” Word Count!
That means that I am attempting to write approximately 16,000 every two weeks! The goal is to have written 80,000 Words by August 7th!
In the comments below, let me know what you think! Can I hit the 80,000 Word Count in just 10 weeks or have I, maybe, lost my mind from the COVID-Quarantine?
June 26th: Goal = 32,000 Words
July 10th: Goal = 48,000 Words
July 24th: Goal = 64,000 Words
August 7th: Goal = 80,000 Words