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Why do I want to do this?

I've won NaNoWriMo three times, so this ought to be easy. However, in each case I won it by writing stupidly large amounts on some days, and stupidly small amounts on other days. I'd like to get into a better rhythm, though I'm under no illusions that this will induce good habits.


How will I know I've done this?

For a period of thirty consecutive days, I'll have written 1001 words every day.


This can be tracked at 750words.com, when I've played around with the settings a bit so that you can see them. Or I might find some other widget to do it.
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Why do I want to do this?

I think it's very good for me to play around in other writers' universes. With any luck this will also prompt me to finish stuff, rather than have it lurking on my hard drive for evermore.


How will I know I've done this?

I'll have six completed stories, of at least one thousand words apiece, based in a universe that is not of my own creating. Stories written for other people, prompts, and challenges such as Yuletide count, as does finishing anything I've already started, provided that I add the thousand words in the course of this challenge.


I'll record this in this journal, but the resulting works will be posted at the Archive Of Our Own.

The Works

We Climbed the Matterhorn

The Theory and Practice of Fairy-Godmothering, Discussed in an Appropriate Environment, Namely, Over Tea

Transferrable Skills

Bats in the Belfry

Chicken Supreme
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Published

Why do I want to do this?

Firstly, I want to nag myself into producing something of publishable quality. Secondly, I want to work up the confidence to submit it.


How will I know I've done it?

A work produced largely or exclusively by myself will have appeared in a publication over which I have no editorial control. This can be text, photographic or in another form, and the publication can be online or can take physical form.


I'll record this in posts in this journal.
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Serving Team

What's this about?

These Three Remain was my 2007 NaNoWriMo effort, and was partly a response to the Great Christian Union Cockup of 2005-7, and partly an expression of frustration with Dear Bob. There are various drafts extant, in various states of completion.


Why do I want to do this?

I think that, given a little more hard work, this could be the best thing I've ever written. I don't want it to languish unfinished on my hard drive forever.


How will I know when it's done?

I'll have a complete novel that I wouldn't be ashamed to submit to a publisher. You never know, I might even submit it to a publisher.


Progress will be tracked in occasional posts in this journal, letting you know how I'm getting on with it.
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3267

What's this about?

Phyl Merrick is a character who's been in my head since I was about thirteen; every now and again she pops up, usually to explore a path I didn't take myself, to see what would have happened if I'd done x, y or z differently. Consequently, she stopped being me quite a while ago. There are various storylines she fits into - "The Slowest Elopement" involves a journey north in a very slow bus.


Why do I want to do this?

This is a character that's been in my head for about half my lifetime. It's about time she got into a proper book.


How will I know when it's done?

I'll have something that resemebles a story with a plot.


Progress can be tracked... oh, wait, it can't. I'm afraid you'll have to trust me on this one, because I'm not proposing to cast my first drafts all over the internet.
stapsdoes101things: detail of a hymnbook page showing hymn no. 101, tune 'St Bernard' (101music)
Horizontal Musical Angels

What's this about?

[personal profile] ancientandmodern is the journal where I talk about hymns. A typical post would include the lyrics, a video, if I can find a decent one, a short(ish) meditation, and possibly some historical notes on the lyricist and composer.


Why do I want to do this?

I've let this slide recently, and it's a pity. I think I need a bit of a kick to post more often.


How will I know when it's done?

I'll have posted articles on 101 hymns at [personal profile] ancientandmodern.


Progress can be tracked on the journal itself, and at this post, where I'll put links to individual articles.


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