Novel in 90 Days. Join me?


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?

The plan!

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 🙂

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  1. If it were a different 3 months, I would. But I’m getting married toward the end of September….so…yeah….

    1. Ahhhh yeah that would be a major event that would prevent you from giving it your all.

      The good news is I am thinking of running the challenge again from January-March if all goes well! Maybe you can join us then?

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