I've decided to do NaNoWriMo this year. (And no, that's not some bizarre new dance... It's the National Novel Writing Month, or something like that, otherwise known as that mad crazy writing month.) The goal is to write 50,000 words on your novel in one month. It only works out to 1200 words a day. Pretty feasible sounding... except that life goes on, research gets in the way, paying work gets in the way, etc, etc, etc.
The purpose, for me, is to reestablish some good writing habits. I write every day, but I don't write fiction every day. If I want to finish the five... oops, now six... novels I've got running around in my head and the others that are sure to pop up, I need to find a way to write on the blog, write columns and write fiction every day. And not just a couple hundred words, but a significant chunk of fiction every day.
So we'll see how NaNoWriMo goes. My plan is to finish my quota of words for the day before I open my email... otherwise it is too easy to get engulfed. Fortunately, I have a little switch on my computer which turns off the internet. Now I just have to use it...