In an effort to motivate myself and also do my One Nice Thing This Year, I’ve signed up for the Clarion Write-A-Thon. It’s like a Walk-A-Thon, only with writing. I’ve set a lofty goal–finish an 18-chapter novella by the end of the Thon–but I think I can get there, or at least most of the way, with encouragement. The fact that someone is depending upon me to get it done (no matter how imaginary or trivial that dependence might actually be) and that sponsors are literally looking over my shoulder to view my progress is already proving to be very motivating. Chapter 2 is nearly complete, and I’ve only been working for a day! You can check my profile page for progress updates and even excerpts from the novella on which I’m working.
If you’re a writer, you should consider joining the Write-A-Thon. Donations go to a great cause and you might actually get some writing done. I’ve also found that browsing the author list is a fun way to discover new stories. If you decide to sign up, be sure to let me know!
If you’re not a writer, please consider donating to support this worthy cause. My goal is $200, of which I have currently earned $63. Not bad, but I would love to blow the goal out of the water.
Thanks to those anonymous donors who have contributed so far, it was kind of thrill to check my stats last night and see that I’d already raised $63. Go us!