I’m late to announce it here, but I’m participating in the Clarion West Write-A-Thon this year, which is an annual fundraiser for the Clarion West Writers’ Workshop. It started June 21 and runs until the end of July, so I signed up for it as motivation to finish my rewrite of the “Courier Novel” (I’m really bad at coming up with titles for things, so that’s what I call it for now).

This is re-write #4, I think, but this draft feels like The One. I’m happy with the key plot points, with the main character, and and the worldbuilding. I know it will need further edits (I have a running list of things I realize I’ll need to go back to once the draft is done), but I think some recognizable version of this draft will see the light of day (one day).

I started the Write-A-Thon with about 17,500 words written toward the draft, and I’m at over 26,000 words now (aka, over 8,500 words written during the Write-A-Thon)!

I’m trying to write at least 1,000 words a day as my primary Write-A-Thon goal. After I signed up for that, I remembered Camp NaNoWriMo is also going on in July, so I signed up for that, too, because it bumps my daily goal up to 2,000 words per day.

One of my other goals for the Write-A-Thon is producing more poetry each week! You can read more about my goals and opt to sponsor me (aka make a donation to Clarion West) on my profile page.

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