Sunday, November 25, 2012
The Stupid Writers' Challenge Manifesto
To write 20,000 words of my novel in a single day.
I can write for as long as I like within the 24 hour period. I can take as many breaks as I like, and can drink what I want.
I must, however, keep myself accountable and post pictures verifying the word count within a few hours of each other.
I may not drink alcohol, as that would be a reward and maybe my only motivation.
According to chapters written versus chapters to be written, I'm 16% complete with the first rough draft. However, this is according to chapters and doesn't take into account the scope of individual. chapters, which can be considerably longer than most.
If I write for 8 hours total, this means I must write roughly 2,500 words an hour in order to hit 20K. This is pretty intense. I once wrote 60 pages of screenplay in a night, but that was on no sleep with enough red bull in my system to flatten WC Fields. We'll see how this goes.
Likely, I don't think I can do this. In maybe three hours I wrote 3,000 words. But it will hopefully jump start my mind into something better than where it is. And give me a chance to crank out a decent percentage of the novel.
This may happen this Sunday, the second of December. I shall keep you all interested.
Fingers crossed that this actually can be accomplished.
PS -- I may do a twitter hashtag to document my status there. Maybe like #writerchallengeaccepted or something like that.