Are you ready to hear what I have planned for my sabbatical from work? I’m planning to write a novel in 90 days.
Where did the idea come from?
Way back when, I used to take part in a livejournal community called Novel in 90. This community was like a 3-month counterpart to NaNoWriMo. Instead of 50K words, the goal was 67.5K words. And instead of 30 days, you had a much more reasonable 90 days. It was fun and the 750 words a day goal (or 3 pages) was a much better pace for me as a writer.
So I decided to give it a go!
I’m not following a specific program. There are a few 90 day novel books available though?
I have August, September, and October available to me. The goal is to start and finish a project. I don’t know what the word count will be. I have one plan for a novella at present (or a short novel?) but I want to aim for a novel. I have been trying to plan out the storyline in advance so that when the three months get here, I can get to work right away and feel confident that I am not going to be wasting time or words.
I plan to aim for between 800 to 1000 words per day.
800 words X 90 days = 72,000 words
1000 words X 90 day = 90,000 words
If you’re planning to join me in this venture, set your own end-length for this project. Divide it by 90 days. And that’s your goal per day!
Good news: There is technically 92 days. So you have a tiny bit of a buffer built into the project.
Who is joining?
I have so far recruited two friends to this cause. One is fellow Inkette Elisa! The other is my friend Ellie.
Another could be…you? What do you think? You could front-load the writing to get it done in August NaNo-style, or you could bring up the October with a pre-NaNo run. But do let me know if you want to join 🙂