I'm sure you've all heard of NaNoWriMo. Have you heard of BuNoWriMo, the brainchild of Hart Johnson and the Burrowers? It's like the November writing madhouse, only in June. I wanted to participate this year but wasn't sure I could get done with House of Diamond revisions in time.
Well, guess what, I finished my final revisions on House of Diamonds over the weekend! And it is good-- polished, ready for its final review by the editor and then on to copy editing. Release date is set for August. Done and done. No cover yet, but that's in the works.
So I decided to jump right into the next project and get that first draft done in 30 days. Because my first drafts are garbage. They are heinous. It's my ability to revise and rewrite that makes my work publishable, not my ability to spew out 50,000 words really fast. It is because my first drafts are so stomach-churningly awful, that I prefer to write fast and get it over with.Then I can take my time and rework it later.
So I'm in BuNoWriMo for this year. Here's hoping I achieve my goal to have one really garbage, piece of crap first draft by July 1!!!
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart
"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf