Have a writing project to finish this month? Join #ProjectAugust
I attend at least two writing conferences each year—the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association Conference and the Surrey International Writers’ Conference. Both are fun and offer great courses, events, and opportunities to network, but I mainly attend for the opportunity to fully, one hundred percent immerse myself in the profession of writing. Three entire days where I eat, sleep and dream everything writing.
Being part of a writing community is important to me because it immerses me in what I love and feeds my soul. This month, through author kc dyer’s blog, I have an opportunity to immerse myself in another kind of writing community.
Do you have a writing project or any writing goals you’d like to achieve this month? Need some extra motivation and a community to do it in? Dyer is offering #ProjectAugust this month—an opportunity to make yourself accountable to finish whatever project you choose.
My project for #ProjectAugust is to finish the first draft of my current fantasy manuscript. If I write 1,000 words a day—about 3.5 pages for me—it should be complete. Despite my hectic, busy business life, I know I can commit to this and in order to help me achieve my goals, I’m going to pull out my standard helpers:
- A large wall calendar to place a big red X on each day I complete my word count;
- My crockpot for easy, home-made meals;
- Posting my word count to www.750words.com
- Posting weekly updates on kc’s blog to keep myself accountable.
For more tips on how to keep yourself accountable and achieve your writing goals, check out my earlier post, “Seven Tips for NaNoWriMo Success.”
I hope you join me for #ProjectAugust!