June 7, 2010

You better hold me to it!

Over the weekend my writing pal, the awesome Tyhitia Green, and I decided that we needed to get our butts into gear and finish our WIPs. So we came up with an awesome and crazy idea...

Why not set a daily writing goal?!

1500 words per day for the month of June!

I know, I know. It's so brilliant, right? Maybe we should patent this idea and make millions off of it!


Anyway, our mission kicked off today and I'm really hoping that I'll be able to finish it. See, I'm a very s-l-o-w writer. I can type super fast (85 WPM baby!) but it takes me a LONG time to finish a rough draft. I am much like a sloth in this regard.

Cue picture of a cuddly baby sloth:

But I'm determined to do this! Why? Because this means I can finally finish my languishing YA novel and because I'll get a sweet reward. If I complete this goal, I'm going to let myself gorge on the sweet delectables at Praline--an adorable French bakery near my parent's house. Yum!

And if I don't finish this goal, I will host a book giveaway on my blog where the winner will receive the book of her choice from B&N (under $20, please!).

There you have it! This is my writing goal for the month--and you better hold me to it!


  1. Wait... Aren't we supposed to want you to meet your goal? I want to win the book! :)

    Just kidding...

    Kind of.

  2. I want a new book too.
    I've read nearly everything in library near us and spent way too much money at the Half Price Bookstore near our home. Now I've decided to reread every book on my bookshelf even if it was only so so the first time. But oh, how I crave a new book. mmmm...makes my mind water

  3. Lex, haha. I agree! If I was you, I'd root against me too. :o)

    Cass, you've read nearly everything in your library? What?! That's amazing! Do you have an interlibrary loan program at your library? You should look into that if you haven't already. That way, you can a gazillion more books!

  4. Yeah the library near me isn't so very big. And I've been sick and stuck at home for nearly two years. You can read a lot of books when you're stuck in bed.

    They do have a interlibrary loan that I've just started getting into. (And when I say I read nearly everything...I mean I read the fiction, Young Adult, and a few children's books...I skipped the non-fiction)

    And did you know that there are around 264 Star Wars books...though that's not including graphic novels, comic books, and reference books about the Star Wars collection. I know that really makes me sound like a dork. But I like fantasy and I like space. I've only read about 10 or so, so far.