Monday, May 9, 2011

Change in Plans

Even though I just wrote yesterday that I was planning to participate in BuNoWriMo, my plans have changed. A woman has a right to change her mind, right?

Thanks to Rebecca Bradley at Life in Clarity, I learned about the May - you write your novel blog, created by Quillers. The goal is the same as BuNoWriMo, completing a novel, but the challenge lasts for 80 days instead of 30. I'm a little late to the party as it started on May 1, but I still have a good 71 days to work with, so I'm just jumping in and I'm excited to see how it goes.

I was excited to learn of the June challenge, but a bit nervous about it at the same time as it seemed a little overwhelming. I think this extended challenge period will be a great way for me to get my feet wet with novel writing challenges without getting stressed out. Thanks to Quillers for this opportunity!

Now I'm hoping I can keep to this plan for more than one day! ;)


  1. good luck with your challenge. I think 1000 words a day is a good goal. Plus sometimes taking your time means that you really think about things as you write. I don't always do that during NaNoWriMo.

  2. That sounds much more reasonable to me. Good luck.

  3. YES, a girl CAN change her mind! This sounds terrific - best of luck!

  4. @Jennifer, thank you!

    @Carrie, thanks! Yeah, I think 1000 words a day is much more manageable, even though I have some catching up to do.

    @LG, thank you, I hope it will be.

    @Melissa, thanks! :)

  5. Good luck with you challenge , hope all goes well.

  6. Wow- another challenge so soon?
    I'm sure you'll be AWESOME!

    Yea for you! GO GO GO!

    Lake Forest, California USA

  7. I'm impressed that you're jumping into another challenge so soon! I know you'll do a fantastic job! I can't wait to read your novel approach! Julie

  8. @Yvonne, thank you!

    @Sandi, thanks so much! LOL, I'm hoping I can cure my laziness by trying another challenge.

    @Julie, thank you!

    @Becky, thanks so much.

    @Julie, thank you, I really appreciate it. :)

  9. Hey, good luck with that - LOL. All kidding aside, 80 days makes much more sense to me. If you've done all the pre-work, 80 days should get you close to a solid first draft. If I was ready to begin on my new project, I'd join you. But I'll just be finishing up my WIP.

  10. @Carol, thanks! Ha ha, I hope 80 days will work for me, fingers crossed. Best of luck with finishing up your WIP! :)

  11. Oh yes, 71 days is much more doable than 30. You can do it! You'll learn a lot. Good luck. :)

  12. Sounds very wise. More time is always better. I think so anyway. :)

  13. sounds good - me I'm avoiding all challenges for a bit. maybe I could get up and brush my teeth every day. yah, that.
    Jan Morrison

  14. @Michelle, thanks! I hope I can learn a lot with it, so far, so good for this week at least.

    @M Pax, I agree, I always go for more time. :)

    @Jan, ha, sometimes that's hard enough. :D


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