What is it?
|Digi the Duck|
Why I'm excited about DigiWriMo
- I like to have goals with firm deadlines
- It'll challenge me not only to produce a significant amount of writing each day but also to publish it
- And therefore will give me more practice at sharing things that are still in draft form
- DigiWriMo doesn't confine me to writing about just one thing, like NaNoWriMo would; I can write lots of little things on all sorts of subjects
- @Jessifer promised me it would help me get new Twitter followers
Fifty thousand words in 30 days is approximately 1,667 words per day. I have five active blogs: this one, World Citizen, The Penny Pincher, Plain Jane, and my pseudonym's blog. I also have a HubPages account, which I have not really done much of anything with yet, but DigiWriMo is giving me a great excuse to write the crap outta some Hubs and see what happens. The average blog post/online article is supposed to be around 400-500 words, which would mean 3 posts per day and a couple hundred words left over for Tweets and Facebook status updates. The plan, therefore, is to get to 1500 words each day via two blog posts and one Hub. I will not count emails toward the 50K words, and all the writing I count will be new writing produced in the month of November.
Since we're responsible for tracking our own word count, I'll be using Scrivener to do just that. I can create a new project with one section per method of publication, and that way I can not only track total number of words but also break it down at the end of the day/week/month and see how many of those words were published on this blog vs. a Hub, for example.
Of course there's still the question of what to write/publish, not just where and how many words. But I've been making lists (oh, how I love lists!) of ideas for each venue--articles I might write for HubPages, topics appropriate to this blog or to World Citizen, books and restaurants I want to review, recipes and tips for saving money I want to share, etc. Oh boy, oh boy! So many ideas!
Wanna join me?
To register for DigiWriMo, visit www.digiwrimo.com.
Follow Digi the Duck on Twitter: @digiwrimo
(This post is 523 words, by the way, not counting this sentence.)