Writing a Novel, Day-by-Day ... Just Not My Own!
I am withdrawing that Weekly Poetry Challenge, for which I only completed one or two pieces, and am switching all my gears to entirely fiction-oriented work. But I think I've got a decent working idea of a challenge that will actually help me with that fiction writing, without taking up too much of my *creative* energy while I'm planning my NANOWRIMO piece.
It's pretty straightforward; I got the idea from the Spacejock guy's website (the ywriter5 dude). What I'm going to do is rewrite, word for word, one of my favorite novels. Every day I will sit down, meet my allotted word count, and then do a short weekly review of what I've learned, which I'll post here each Monday. I won't have to mess with the...messy, err lol, details of novel development. My thinking is that it will be like copying notes from a teacher's blackboard; I'll get a lot out of the act of just rewriting what's already there. If at project's close I think it was a worthwhile endeavor, I'll do another novel in the same manner. If it turns out to a be a stupid waste of time, I will assuredly write up a heated rant on here. lol.
Sound good? Anyone want to join? Since it's the first of the month, today's as good of a day to begin as any!
Here's my info:
Novel: The Song of the Lark
Daily Quota: 4,000 words
Weekly Recap Quota: 500-1,000 words