Welcome to the Mid-Willamette Valley RWA's weekly progress post.
This is the first weekly check-in of 2011. We will be checking in every Monday throughout the year.
Set a goal for yourself and then come back weekly to post your progress.
PRIZES: The best prize is reaching your personal goal and finishing your book. But if you need an extra little incentive, remember: any chapter member who reaches her personal goal by the end of the year receives a prize at the year-end party. Non-members can win, too. Non-members who show up for at least 20 weekly check-ins will have their names entered in a drawing for a gift card from Powell's, the world's largest independent bookstore.
Here are some calculations to get you thinking about goals:
A standard double-spaced manuscript page is about 250 words.
A category-length manuscript is generally 50,000-80,000 words (depending on line).
A single-title manuscript is generally 75,000-125,000+ words (depending on market/genre).
How many pages would you like to write this year? How many books?
1 page per day = 250 words per day times 365 days = 91,250 words written in 2011.
2 pages per day = 500 words per day times 365 days = 182,500 words written in 2011.
3 pages per day = 750 words per day times 365 days = 273,750 words written in 2011.
4 pages per day = 1000 words per day times 365 days = 365,000 words written in 2011.
5 pages per day = 1250 words per day times 365 days = 456,250 words written in 2011.
A little writing every day adds up to a lot accomplished by the end of the year.
So, what's your writing goal in 2011?