National Novel Writing Month

Today starts National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to wright 50,000 words (the equivalent of a novel) in the month of November. This works out to about 1,667 words per day. It doesn’t have to be high quality, it’s just an exercise in making yourself write.

I’m taking this as inspiration, and not as my personal goal. Instead, the challenge that I’m giving myself is three fold. First, I want to bring my word count on my blog up to 100,000 words. I currently have 70,774 words, so that means I need 29,226 more or nearly 1,000 more per day. I’m going to be out of town several days this month, so I really need try for more.

My second goal to to post more frequently. I’d like at least one post per day. At least days that I’m home. I really can’t post if I don’t have access to a computer.

And lastly, I want to post at least one article to each of my categories. Aviation will be easy, but fiction wont. Hopefully this will add a little variety and make for better reading.

My goals are independent, but complimentary. Hopefully the exercise will improve my writing and my blog in the long run.