Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NaNoWriWs4U


I'm not doing NaNoWriMo this month, but I am participating in NaNoWriWs4U as part of the Writers Support 4 U Facebook group. Today I announce my goal for this month, and I'll check in with the WS4U group daily on Facebook and here on my blog once a week to let you know my progress. If you'd like to join in the fun, it's not too late! And if you're not a member of WS4U yet, hop on Facebook and join us!

My Project: The Cottage (working title)
Genre: Mystery
Category: YA
Goal: 80,000 words
Current Word Count: 30,000
Words Left to Go: 50,000

This is a total guesstimate, since my ultimate goal is a 90,000-word draft, but I know my rough drafts are always short so I'm guessing it will end up at more like 80,000 words. So my real goal is just to finish the rough draft, whether I've achieved that word count or not.
How about you? Are you doing Nano? Do you have a writing goal for this month?

Check out some other great progress this week:
http://www.writersally.blogspot.com/
http://jc-martin.com/fighterwriter/
http://waibelworld.blogspot.com/
http://nicolezoltack.blogspot.com/
http://susanfieldswriter.blogspot.com/
http://skmayhew.blogspot.com/p/tuesday-wip-status.html
http://margoberendsen.blogspot.com/
http://www.sherryauger.blogspot.com/
http://www.susanoloier.blogspot.com--in/
http://carrieannebrownian.wordpress.com/
http://lynneawest.blogspot.com/

39 comments:

salarsenッ said...

I love that you did a separate post about our group! Thank you! Great goals and here's to you achieving them!! I'll be posting my goals on Friday.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

No I really do not consider myself a writer, much more into reading!
Thanks my friend for your kind words on my Book Review Blog,much appreciated. We had a wonderful trip and I will be posting my first book review of the month hopefully tomorrow.

Vicki Rocho said...

Good luck with those goals! I've been doing everything BUT writing lately, I need to get my butt back in the chair.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm not doing NaNo. I'm finishing the edits to my wip and planning my next project, which I hope to start in December. :D

DEZMOND said...

good luck with the project, Suzy!

Old Kitty said...

Lovely Susan Field!! Good luck and all the best with your writerly goals!! You can do this - go go go go Girl!! Take care
x

The Spooky Whisk said...

Best to you on hitting your goal. I know you'll knock it out of the park. Go you. Rah.

Brian said...

That is amazing! I don't even know that many words!

Tony Van Helsing said...

I don't have the self discipline to be a writer, I end up gawping out of the window.

Stephen Tremp said...

Susan, good luck with your writing goals. I have a 25,000 word goal. If I achieve that I'll be very happy.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Go forth and conquer! Not participating this year, but at least I have an idea for my next book now.

Lydia Kang said...

I really should commit to this too--not the NanoWriMo but the WS4U one. Good luck on your project!

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck with your goals! :)

Lynda R Young said...

Great goals!
Yep, I'll be doing NaNo withthe 50k words in 30 days. Fun, fun!

Julie Dao said...

Wow, that sounds like such a great support group! :) I'm not doing NaNo either, but I'm going to be the biggest cheerleader I can be for everyone who is! Good luck with your goals!!

Michelle Teacress said...

I'm not doing NaNo either, but I'll cheer the participants on! However, I am doing PiBoIdMo (picture book idea month). It's more on my level of do-able. :)

PS - I haven't seen you on Twitter for a while. Did you give it up?

Velva said...

This is a great project for writers! Awesome. I will be checking in on the progress.

Cheers.
Velva

Kim said...

No NaNo for me either...
But it sounds like you're well on your way with your current project :)

Al said...

No to NaNo.

My goal is to try to stay awake on the train and write (unlike lately)

Talli Roland said...

Good luck, Susan! Go go go! My goal is to get all my editing done this week.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

That's great, Susan! What a wonderful alternate option to NaNo! I think I might do this one next year. Thanks for spreading the word. :)

Amy

Theresa Milstein said...

Not doing NaNo, but I'm here to cheer on anyone who is writing. I hope to get a little writing in tomorrow.

Good luck with your goals, Susan!

cleemckenzie said...

I'm with Theresa. No NaNo for me. Go for it and good luck. I'll be around to give a few cheers along the way, Susan.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Good luck finishing that first draft! You'll do it!
I am not doing Nano, but I am hoping to finish revisions. And, I haven't heard of WS4U group on Facebook, so thanks for mentioning it.

DL Hammons said...

No NaNo...and No writing goals. I'm more of the I'll get there when I get there philosophy. :)

Margo Berendsen said...

Great that you are already 30,000 words into your novel! I am so far only 1,000 into my NaNo novel. A shaky beginning. Waiting to hit my stride...

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I hope I'll get a sneak peak at The Cottage this weekend????

My computer crashed and I had to buy a new one this weekend. I've been busy copying and transferring files until today....I hope to work on my Nano project tomorrow.

Misha said...

I'm doing NaNo this year, since my rough drafts are VERY short. As in 40-50k words.

I only flesh out in rewrites.

Tyrean Martinson said...

That sounds like a great group!
I'm doing NaNo this year, partly because I needed a break from revision my "other" WIP. I'm actually learning things in the process of writing this new book that I think I can use for that revision, when I get back to it in December.

Marcia said...

My goal is to REALLY get done with my revisions. Good luck with yours!

Medeia Sharif said...

Good luck with your project.

I check out the Facebook page several times a week, but I'd like to be more active.

Lydia Kang said...

Go Susan! I'm sure you can do it. My goals are smaller but I'm hoping to hit them anyway!

Dawn Simon said...

Good luck, Susan! Very ambitious! :)

Jo Schaffer said...

Go, girl! (=

Madeleine said...

I like the break down of your latest project. I may have to emmulate that on my blog. I'm not doing nano though I plan to have an unofficial go at writing as much as possible this month on a new project. Go girl and good luck!

Riya said...

Good luck with all your goals!

Nas Dean said...

All the best with your goals, Susan!

cleemckenzie said...

Hi. I'm back, but this time to tell you I've left you a little award over at the Write Game. Stop by and pick it up when you have moment.

J.C. Martin said...

November is probably the worst month of the year for me to try writing 50,000 words in 30 days. After an epic fail last year, I'm not attempting it this year, but this month I'm doing a final edit of ORACLE, planning book 2, and starting on some short stories that have been stewing for some time.