Friday, October 30, 2015


I'm not signing up for anything. In fact, I'm not writing a novel. I can only commit to 750 words a day. That would put me at about 1,700 words a day, which, for me, seems rather hefty. Especially when I have to divide myself among them and writing is not easy for me. It can be a struggle to be original. Hasn't everyone already said everything?

But we can't stop.


750 for others
200 for myself
750 for the project

November 1st is the start, and I have to see my first character. I have to see him somewhere and there has to be conflict on each page and will I want to follow him wherever he goes and what will that say about me and why would I fear?

I won't.
Working Title: The Project
Duration: 30 Days
Project Word Count: 22,500
November Word Count: 51,000

He has a thing for numbers. This character is counting out change, possibly at a convenience store, though I still have a day to truly see him there.

Tonight we are going with an oldie but goodie to celebrate Halloween, the day before I follow a guy with a thing for numbers down a road to a convenience store. I already trust him, and I think that's the key.

Today I am grateful for the month ahead, for how more than anything it is about gratitude. I am grateful for all those writers who look at 51,000 words a month and think amateur. For them, I can do this.


Chantel said...

I wish I could read over your shoulder, my friend....some minds are meant to spill onto paper.

Shea Goff said...

Didn't you do it? Should I be concerned that I missed the first day? Your encouragement is beautiful. Thank you. Now off to write 1,500 words about a guy in a convenience store buying lottery tickets. This feels just a little crazy. Much crazy love to you, my friend.