Monday, 2 May 2011

May - it's all happening!

Right then, now we've got that wedding out of the way and there are no more pesky bank holidays to ruin our routines, it's time to knuckle down and get back to writing. My poor novel's been totally neglected for a fortnight, and I'm only about 5000 words away from writing The End. One last push and I'll have a first draft.

Here are two ideas to get you writing in case you're needing some inspiration.

1. Write 150 words inspired by a picture of a fountain-pen and spilt red ink to win a critique from Nicola Morgan, as part of the run up to the launch of her book Write to be Published. Details and a taster of the book here.

2. Join Sally Quilford's challenge to write 80,000 words in 80 days. The actual start date was yesterday but it's not too late to join. Just think, write 1000 words a day and by late July you could have a full-length novel all ready for editing...

Whatever you're writing, enjoy yourself writing it, and good luck!

7 comments:

Caroline said...

You can do it Womagwriter. As you say once last push (sounds like giving birth! lol) Caroline x

Queenie said...

Only 5K to go? That's fantastic! You'll be there in no time.

Old Kitty said...

Yay for The Big Push!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Take care
x

Karen said...

Good luck with the final push :o)

Susan Wright said...

Oh, you are doing so well with your book! Good luck with the final 5000 words.

Dolores Doolittle said...

Thank you, womagwriter - so busy and you still find time to inspire the rest of us! Tons of luck with those last few thousand!

Nan Sheppard said...

Oh, you're almost done! How exciting! Wouldn't it be great if there were a writers' group around here? Or maybe I just need to get out more :)

I've been really good and creative this week so far. Getting stuff finished and submitted! Yikes!