This month, I signed up to the RWA’s 50k in 30 days challenge.
I didn’t plan to do 50,000 words, but I did sign up for 40,000.
I have to admit, at this half-way point of the month, it’s not looking good.
For some people, 40,000 words would be a piece of cake, but I don’t count the total words, only what I call ‘finished words’. I write a chapter at a time and only move on when it’s as close to done as it can be without having the whole manuscript together. (It’s a legacy from being a copywriter – each scene or chapter is like a ‘job’. It’s how I roll and I’ve given up second-guessing it.) So I might write 12,000 words but end up with only 4,000 that I count.
However, this isn’t an excuse. I knew what I wanted when I jumped in and I’m not ready to give up yet.
So, I decided I needed to line up some inspiring music to get me up and going this week. 10,000 words or bust! These are some of my favourites, which I thought I’d share, in case you’re in the same boat. Crank up the volume and get your inspiration on!
Continuing the movie theme, here is one of my favourite movie tracks of all time, by Irene Cara and from the movie of the same name, Fame. (For younger persons, please not this is from the original movie, not the recent remake. The latter had some great set pieces but none of the grunt and pathos of the original.)
Do you have any favourite tunes for enlivening you, when your get up and go has got up and gone?