What is Simply...Challenging?

In brief, Simply...Challenging is my challenge blog. Here, I'm only listing the reading (and 1 writing) challenges I am/have taken part in, as well as book lists for each. My reviews are posted at Goodreads. Yes, it seems weird, but right now, it works for me. ;)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Writing Diary #2: January 2012

Perpetual
 500 Words a Day Challenge is a writing challenge conceived by Inkygirl (aka Debbie Ridpath Ohi), a Toronto-based writer and illustrator of children's book.  The challenge is simple: try to write 500 words a day, 6 days a week.  It could be the novel you're working on, a blog post, a review, outlining, or anything, as long as you're writing.  There is also a 250 Words a Day Challenge and a 1000 Words a Day Challenge

Since this a personal challenge (i.e. every writer decides how and when to "spend" their daily limit), I'm going to track my efforts with a monthly challenge log.  Each day I'll note my word count and what I did to earn it.  Hopefully this will keep me on track.  Initially I was going to attempt the 1000 Words a Day Challenge, but I figure I'll start small and see how it goes.  I'm more than positive I can write 500 words a day, but 1000 might be tricky.

December 2011 | January 2012 | Feburary 2012 | March 2012 | April 2012 | May 2012 | June 2012 | July 2012 | August 2012 | September 2012 | October 2012 | November 2012 | December 2012 |

1 January
Day 3 - Doctor Who fanfiction - scrap (748).  Final word count: 748.

2 January
Day 4 - The Doctor Reading Challenge (398) plus Doctor Who fanfiction (400).  Final word count: 798.

3 January
Day 5 - Review of Lee, Davison and Smith's Doctor Who, vol. 1: Fugitive (254).  Final word count: 254.

4 January
Day 6 - Miscellaneous story idead (157).  Final word count: 157.

5 January
Break

6 January
Day 1 - See January 7th (below) for, ahem, excuse.  ;)  Final word count: 0.

7 January
Day 2 - Completely and utterly exhausted.  Was up all last night making a cake for a girl at work (her daughter's 16th birthday) with only a week's notice.  Turned out quite well ($80).  So don't expect any writing.  Final word count: 0.

8 January
Day 3 - Final word count: ###.

9 January
Day 4 - Final word count: ###.

10 January
Day 5 - Final word count: ###.

11 January
Day 6 - Final word count: ###.

12 January
Break

13 January
Day 1 - Final word count: ###.

14 January
Day 2 - Final word count: ###.

15 January
Day 3 - Final word count: ###.

16 January
Day 4 - Final word count: ###.

17 January
Day 5 - Final word count: ###.

18 January
Day 6 - Final word count: ###.

19 January
Break

20 January
Day 1 - Final word count: ###.

21 January
Day 2 - Final word count: ###.

22 January
Day 3 - Final word count: ###.

23 January
Day 4 - Final word count: ###.

24 January
Day 5 - Final word count: ###.

25 January
Day 6 - Final word count: ###.

26 January
Break

27 January
Day 1 - Final word count: ###.

28 January
Day 2 - Final word count: ###.

29 January
Day 3 - Final word count: ###.

30 January
Day 4 - Final word count: ###.

31 January
Day 5 - Final word count: ###.

In Closing...
I wrote a total ##,### words (out of an estimated 13,500). [list achievements, to-dos for next month, general thoughts, etc.]

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