I got off to a good start on the Fast Draft Express, writing 6,685 words this weekend. I hope to keep chuggin' along this week.
It is so difficult not to edit, though. Don't look back, don't look back!
Since I'm joining in the Fast Draft Express a week late and will be bringing up the rear, there's no other car to represent me but the lowly Handcar. Yep, I'll be the one pumping frantically behind the train. I hope the exercise will be good for me.
In any case, here's my plan:
Start Date: Friday, April 6
End Date: May 5
Weekly word count: 13, 000
Project: The Flowers of Evil--A Young Adult novel that's been hanging about my brain for awhile.
Reward: Hmmm...To color my hair for the first time. This is a big step as the grays are creeping in steadily. Once I begin to color my hair, it's going to have to be a habit. I'm torn as to whether or not to go red or darker.
Plans leading up to Friday: Befriend all the participants so I can catch up. Put up my ticker and word count thingie. Is anyone posting excerpts or problems?
I do have a big question for participants/writers. I really, really want to write this novel as 3rd person. But, there's a lot of talk lately about YA being 1st person only. What do you all think?