Y’all might remember that we did a “practice” round of Fast Draft last month…
(I can hear several of my Fast Draft pals yelling, “PRACTICE?! What do you mean ‘practice?” We worked our tails off and it felt QUITE real.)
However, today is the start of Candace Havens’ official Fast Draft/Revision Hell course for July and I am going for it.
My goal is to finish the first draft of my high-risk pregnancy memoir.
Do you remember me telling you about Candace’s course at the DFW Writer’s Conference? That gal is RUGGED. She passed out from illness in the first 10 minutes of class and, after four women picked her up and slid her into a chair, she kept teaching. (I told you she was rugged.)
Her motto is: The only excuse for not completing your pages is death or a coma.
That means the fact that I’m on vacation doesn’t count as an excuse. I’ve got a goal of 20 pages per day for the next two weeks – including today, tomorrow and Monday (when I fly home). I have great expectations for the next two weeks!
Incidentally, we’ve been having a great time up in the San Juan Islands. Two highlights of the trip so far:
Seeing the lovely Angela Orlowski-Peart
and all of the magnificent art to be found here in the Northwest…
Who else is participating in the July 7 Fast Draft? How do you do with these sorts of writing challenges? Do you love ‘em or hate ‘em? Did my American friends have a memorable July 4th holiday? Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things here at More Cowbell!
p.s. Regular blogging will resume here at More Cowbell on Tuesday, July 10th. I’ve sure missed y’all!