So I decided to participate in Julie Coulter Bellon's JumpStart WriMo. I guess it's technically NaNoWriMo who does a NaNoWriMo for June (since supposedly this is a better time for teacher's to write than November...don't you mean a better time for practically the entire world?).
Well, I'm not planning on writing an entire novel in a month. But I am planning on working on some things. My goal for June is to finish The Hostage Heart, which means I will be writing approximately 40k. Currently my word count is 47,943 words. Considering I started writing on May 8, I am pretty darn proud of myself. Right now I'm at a weird place in the novel, where I'm not sure what's going to happen next or what I'll be writing tomorrow. But I keep writing my 2k a day, and it's amazing...by about word 300 I always know where to go next. I'm sure I'll have lots of cuts to make once I start polishing this baby, but I have something on paper which means I have something I can edit. And that's more than I've had for 5 years now.
I also want to finish outlining my new infertility WIP by the end of June so I can jump into that while I let The Hostage Heart sit for awhile before I begin editing. I have 3 of 6 character sketches done so far, and the hero's journey outlined for one of the three couples. So I feel like I'm making good progress there as well. I am plunging into the researching side of that WIP and it's daunting, depressing, and very informative. It's giving me great ideas on what to write. Don't worry, though...I'm hoping to put a humorous slant on infertility. We'll see how it goes.
Anyone else out there participating in JumpStart WriMo? What are your goals?