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1000, 500, and 250 words a day: Personal Writer Challenge … With Leeway

As some of you already know, I’ve been doing more illustration work lately. Right now, my main illustration project is Michael Ian Black’s I’M BORED picture book for Simon & Schuster. I’ve also been doing a ton more sketching to improve my craft.

The writer side of me, however, has been languishing. I signed up for NaNoWriMo but had to give it up because of illness in mid-November — that’s when I started thinking about how much I need to get back to regular writing. And how I need to revisit my Daily Writing Goal challenge myself!

To be realistic, I’m going to start out next year by aiming for 250 Words A Day (and only count words written for my novel(s)). Hopefully I’ll find 250 words way too easy and upgrade to a higher word count goal.

Making New Year’s Resolutions involving a daily writing goal can be a dangerous thing, I know, but I need something like this. What about the rest of you? Anyone else up to a daily writing goal challenge for next year?

The goal of the Inkygirl Wordcount Challenge simple: to inspire writers to write.

Too often, I find that writers start motivational challenges like NaNoWrimowith enthusiasm and good intentions, but give up when they start missing their daily targets for more than a few days in a row…undermining their confidence and defeating the purpose of the original challenge. I wanted a challenge with build-in leeway, to take into account that sometimes Life Gets In The Way.

I also wanted a challenge that lasted the whole year rather than just a month.

You can find out more about the 250, 500 and 1000 Words A Day Challenge here.

So who’s in with me? And wordcount goal are you setting?

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