In other news, the the Tri Mu started a writing challenge this weekend. We had planned to have a writing challenge at some point later this year, but as I need HB2 written sooner rather than later, NLBerger recently discovered a shiny she couldn't wait to write, and Tori needed a push to finish her WIP, we moved up the date. My goal during this challenge is to write a decent draft in the next three months. Usually I write a really fast but bad first draft and then spend a lot of time editing. With HB2, I'm setting my daily wordcount goal lower than I normally would (only 1k a day) and I intend to do a macro edit as I write. I've never tried this approach before, and if I get too caught up in editing the previous day's words and not writing new ones, I'll have to abandon it, but hopefully by using this method I can effectively end with a product that is more of a second draft than a hideous first. We will see.
1,544 / 90,000
Wow, that's a sad little word meter, but it includes only the first day and the work I did at lunch. That little red bar will be growing soon.
What has everyone else been up to? Did you have a good weekend?