Wednesday, 4 March 2015

IWSG: Bunowrimo and March Madness in 2015



Today will be a short post. I have decided to take on both Bunowrimo and March Madness this month. Might sound like a mouthful but I do have character sketches written and an outline for the former manuscript. The latter for March Madness I only have the sketches but a good idea of what I'm writing. It is about twin girls living a secluded life with their parents and the father runs a church with a strict definition of Christianity. I plan to write the first 20,000 words by writing 1,000 words a day. Also it is an anti novel which I decided to do because the concept really interests me.

For Bunowrimo I plan to do a YA manuscript titled Fantasy Wars about a teenager who can move between our reality and a fantasy realm. A big thank you to Susan Kaye Quinn who had an exercise on her blog which helped me flesh out what once was just an idea. I plan to expand on that next week and thank another person who played a part in creating this exercise. This I will start March 13 doing 3,000 words a day. I feel confident because ghostwriting has helped me expand my daily word count and gave me deadlines that helped me hone my writing skills.

So my only insecurity is that maybe I'm expecting too much of myself. But you know what? I'm still going to do it. A special thank you to IWSG main man Alex C. and those lovely monthly co-host along with anyone else who helped to make IWSG so great. See you guys Friday to Celebrate.

7 comments:

  1. Who makes the IWSG so great? You guys do.
    Two ideas for two challenges. Go for it. What's the worst that could happen? You just miss? Think how much you'll have done by just missing.

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  2. Use the same discipline and goals you do when working on a ghostwriting project on your own work and you'll be able to do it.

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  3. Good luck, Sheena-kay! You have an ambitious and challenging month ahead of you, but I love that you're going for it!

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  4. Yay you! Go for it, and good luck. Like Alex said, even if you don't make your target, you'll still be miles ahead.

    By the way, what's Bunowrimo? Is it bad for a writer to not know this??? :/

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  5. Wow, good luck to you! You sound confident about it, so I'm guessing this is something you can get done. Even if you don't, you will have achieved more than you would otherwise.

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  6. I find it interesting his novel, facing the concept really, really exciting!

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  7. I was searching for BuNoWriMo website and happened on your blog. Good to know about March Madness. I may try it next year.

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