Wednesday, July 31, 2013

#WipMarathon Intro

I've joined up with a group of writers running a writing marathon during the month of August. I love writing with others because it keeps me motivated.

So each week, we are instructed to post a "this is where I am" post. There's a certain format we have to follow and this is my first one:

Marathon Goal for the month:

I've targeted my goal at 80,000. I'm using the Book in a Month guide. I plan to take Saturday's and Sunday's off. This means I need 4,000 each day.

Stage of Writing:

This will be 1st draft of a historical fantasy. No title yet. Only an idea, character and a very rough outline.

What inspired this WIP:

A my family tree. I've heard and gathered so many fascinating things about my family and ancestors and some of the things I've stood in amazement thinking about them! This one involves my Indian blood line. She was a Cherokee princess and I'm writing her story. Obviously with a little make believe. Kinda.

What might slow me down:

Two things.
1. My daughter will give birth to my FIRST grand baby!
2. School starts and I home school, so August is always a hard month. Call me crazy, I know.
3. Just for good measure, my wips from Camp NaNo are going into revisions and edits, so this will be a busy month!

Thanks, and I'm looking forward to reading everyone's posts:)


  1. Wow, that's a lot of words in a month and impressive! I wish you the best of luck. Also, congrats on the coming grand baby! :)

  2. The inspiration sounds fascinating! I'm sure you'll manage to get all those words you want when you're writing about something as personal and interesting and as that! :D Good luck and congrats on the grandchild!

  3. Wow, that's a LOT of words! Best of luck! :) Here's my Intro Post

  4. 4k a day. You are officially my hero. GOOD LUCK!

  5. Four thousand words a day? Whoa! Good luck.

  6. You are ambitious but it sounds like you have a firm vision and a wonderful story to write. May the words flow for you!

  7. 80k? You're crazy. But that's okay, that's why this works :) hahaha. And that's pretty cool that your ancestor was a Cherokee princess! I can't wait to see your first days' stuff!

  8. WOW, that's an amazing goal! And I thought writing 80k in two months (which I did) was crazy enough. Sending you all the luck!

  9. Holy Moly -- 4,000 words a day! My hands are aching just thinking about it! I took a class on Native American History in college + it is SO interesting. You have a great topic. Good luck meeting your goal!


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