Coming up soon (just a few more days) is the second ever Write Week. This description is taken directly from the website:
The premise of Write Week is very simple, especially if you are familiar with NaNoWriMo or other such initiatives. Write Week occurs every month, from the 1st to the 7th. Your aim in that week is to start and complete a project of at least 5000 words.
This is a reasonable target, some might even say easy. But unlike NaNoWriMo, the idea of Write Week is not to chug out quantity over quality. The idea is to get you to sit down and write something and to get you thinking about what you’re writing.
JanNoWriMo didn’t work out so well for me, and since NaNoWriMo I haven’t written much at all. Which is so weird, since I churned out 50,000 words in three weeks. I really want to get back into the habit of writing, but more than that I want to write more short stories. I really like the idea of Write Week since 5000 words in 7 days works out to a very manageable 714 words per day. Plus March is NaNoEdMo, and I am determined to find 50 hours in March to edit QfS. By the time I’m done I want to have something that is just about agent-ready.
My goal for Write Week each month this year will be to write a story for my planned themed collection (currently one lonely little story), which is hard to describe without giving away the secret ending. 😛