Friday, April 2, 2010

April Challenge

My Editor has issued a challenge through her own blog to set some goals for April and then achieve them. As I'm sure all of you know, the first part of that process is very easy. I've set some pretty lofty goals for my writing in the next month and now I need to get it done.
First, I'm setting a goal to write every day even if it's only a page or two. When I'm writing, if I skip even one day, it's more than twice as hard to get going the day after that. Two days later it's even worse. A week... Let's just say I shouldn't go a week without writing.
Second, I want to finish two of the books I've been working on. Total, that should mean writing about sixty thousand words by the end of the month, something I'm confident I can achieve if I stick to the first part of the goal.
And so a month of hard writing starts today. I'll post regular updates on my progress, along with more information about what I'm working on and on the Craftmaster. Thanks to all of you who have been reading and commenting so far!


  1. I want to see something that you've written. Or a discussion about what the best/worst character flaws ever are.... tell us about your favorite fantasy book/series ever and why... looking forward to hearing more from you!

  2. I set a lofty goal for myself, and it's still no where near your goal of 60,000! I mean, holy cow, Jason! 2,000 words a day is pretty darn impressive.

    My goal is 10,000 words this week (of which I have only written 3700, and it's already Friday), then next week is Spring Break, so not much except possible editing, and then 10,000 the week after that. Conference preparation the next week, then 5,000 the last week. There you go. 25,000 in April. A HUGE amount for me.

    Good luck with your 60,000!

  3. Oh I love your April goal... I love it very much. Anything I can do to support you in that goal, just let me know! ;-)

  4. I've set an April goal of reading 50,000 words of a new literary masterpiece by Jason, I need some read...please.

  5. I also love a challenge so I'll go so far as to commit to read all of your 60,000 words! Let the words begin...