The Writer’s Challenge in April
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The month of April is full of writing challenges for the industrious writer. April 1st was the first day of NaNoWriMo Camp. Set your own word challenge limit for April’s novel. Then there is the Blogging from A-Z Challenge in April. The challenge is to a blog the entire month using a new letter of the alphabet for each day starting with A.
Every month on the first Wednesday starts a new blog hop with Insecure Writer’s Support Group, hosted by Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh IWSG at this link to find out how to join the fun. That’s today.
IWSG is about writing, sharing your insecurities and your fears, and supporting your fellow writers. This month I am doing NaNoWriMo April 2014. I imagine this is the way horses feel, when being cajoled by their jockey’s into a racing shute. My muse is giving me all kinds of nervous shivers. When the gun goes off you are expected to run. That was yesterday, and I am still in the race. I decided to pass on the A-Z challenge, and focus on my novel. I may give it go next year.
I am writing my first novel, and using NaNo to help me focus. I fell short of my word count in last November’s NaNo, and that project is still waiting for a rematch. I am sending the editor on vacation, and shutting down the little voice of fear, or at least stuffing a sock in its mouth. I set my word count at 25,000, but I am going to try to push for 50,000. The focal point is to get something written. Muse says we have been plotting long enough, the gangs all here, so let us get to writing.
My biggest fear right now is not finishing my novel, and never getting to write a second. That is really kind of silly, since I know I will always be writing. I guess I just want to be able to say, Yes, I DID THIS.