Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
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I have a suggestion...

I was wondering if anyone was interested in reviving iwrislomo?

Why would I want to do that, you might ask.

The answer is simple. I did one round of novel_in_90 earlier this year, but it's now obvious to me that I can't keep up that pace all the time. I didn't manage the full Ni90 target any of the weeks and it seems silly to keep posting zero or below target word counts. I also finished the period mentally exhausted. (That was more to do with Real Life[TM] than the writing, but pushing myself to write each day when tired didn't help.)

However... I did write 30,000 words that I probably wouldn't have written otherwise, so having writing buddies really helped.

Because I enjoyed the camaraderie, I signed up again when another round of Ni90 started, but after two weeks, had to put the writing on hold because I had the final assignment of the digital photography course to complete. This sort of thing is going to keep on happening. Being realistic I'm not going to be able to write every day for the forseeable future. I have: a demanding full time job, a long commute, a trip to the US coming up, our son's wedding looming.

There is, of course, thing_in_150, which sets slightly lower targets, but still insists on the Write Every Day thing. I know that's always held up as an ideal, but I have a feeling I work best in spurts. If I don't know what happens next, there's no point in writing tripe just to keep the word count coming. I began wondering where I could find a supportive yet not too demanding group, when I remembered IWriSloMo.

I don't know what's happened to the IWriSloMo mailing list, but to be honest, these days an LJ community would suit me better because I can access it from anywhere, from work or home, whenever I have a few moments spare. If anyone thinks it will be a good idea, I will post some suggestions as to how iwrislomo might work in its new incarnation.

So what I'm asking is, does anyone want to do IWriSloMo again? Does anyone have any objections to me trying to revive the community and making it more widely known?
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