Surprise Thursday Post: JuNoWriMo

Created by writer Shallee McArthur, JuNoWriMo is like NaNoWriMo, except it's in June and you can set your own goals. Which is good, because I don't have 1667 words a day in me this week.

I'm not sure I could handle a word count goal right now, honestly. So I'll set a time goal instead: ten hours per week on my work in progress. Not blogging, not handling critiques, not researching the publishing industry—just plotting and writing.

The first week starts yesterday. I've put in one hour. More to come.


  1. Yay, welcome to the party! Your goal sounds great. :) Good luck!

  2. A time goal is a good idea--I generally set word-count goals, and sometimes for me that can lead to pages of useless filler :P Good luck!

  3. I don't really have any writing goals for June, except for possibly some sermons.

    But what I do need to do is maybe set some reading goals. Some books I definitely need to get read during the month.

  4. Good luck with your goal! Sometimes I feel lucky to get 5 hours in a week, hope you get all of your time in!

  5. Thanks, everybody! And thanks for setting this up, Shallee. I totally appreciate it. :)

    George, I'd love to hear about your reading goals. Mine tend to work like "Read as much as possible in whatever spare time I can scrounge up, at least until something catches me and I wind up reading till 2:30 AM. Oh, and a minimum of one book per week OR ELSE."

  6. Jenna, my reading goals tend to work the same way as yours. :)

    But I would like during the month of June to finish Northanger Abbey. Only on chapter 8 so far. And finish Orthodoxy since I've been very slowly working my way through it.

    But I'm usually just a haphazard reader, jumping from whatever piques my interest at the moment. I need to just make a list of a variety of books & say, I'll do my best to read these this month. Plus, there's plenty of magazines & journals I need to catch up on.

  7. Good luck! Sounds like a great goal.

  8. Awesome goal! Good luck reaching it! :)

  9. Thanks, George. I know how that goes. And I'm very good at making lists and then reading whatever I feel like without even looking back at the list. :S

    Kari and Madeline, thanks! And good luck with your own goals.


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