This Is Only An Idea…
Many of you know I got basically an eye infection in my only good eye back in late October that pretty much made me blind for a time and vision challenged for months now. Docs said it would take six months to get better and it has been getting better. Still not back yet, but I am getting back reading.
I will be catching up on workshop stories I have let go (thanks for understanding) and even more fun I will be reading Kris’s new Diving novel that has been sitting on my table for three weeks. Damn that is exciting.
But even more exciting is that I am slowly working my way back to my writing computer. Now for me, I have been amazingly careful to not take eye frustration into my writing. Just going slow, not making any major changes until it looked like this wasn’t going to fix. But now it is getting better.
So I am going back to writing full speed on April 1st… building up between now and then.
In the nine months remaining, I would like to write 1 million consumable words. That is fiction, blog posts here, and introductions to things like books and magazines.
Let me save you the time of grabbing your calculator…
1 million divided by 9 months is 112,000 words per month approximately. Or about 3,800 words a day without missing.
I can do that if the world leaves me along for the most part, meaning no more eye infections. I will still do all the workshops and all the other things I do normally.
If you want to see if you can match or beat me (I might not end up doing that much or I might do more), I will set it up like a challenge on Teachable. “The Great Dean Challenge.” You toss in $600 and if you win, you get a lifetime subscription of your choice. If I win, you get $600 in credit in workshops. No lose situation for you.
I don’t expect any takers, but wow do I want to get back writing full time after these last five months. I am so, so ready to roll. Just thought this might push someone else to move as well. (Remember, April starts the time of great forgetting.)
And I will be dropping 25-30 pounds in the same time period. Just to distract myself some. (grin)
Even if no one takes me up on this, I will update here on the sidebar every few weeks.
And I hope you start your own challenge for the last nine months of the year.