RWA have come to my rescue. An email landed in my inbox today - an invitation to join the RWA 500 Club. Not the card game (which may be a good thing as I've been told that I'm an unsettling partner to say the least).
Instead, it's an undertaking to write 500 words six days a week. No end date. You reconfirm your commitment and your goals each week, so you can fall off the wagon if you need to. But otherwise, they'll be expecting you.
Which is exactly what I need right now. Accountability, as they say in corporate-speak. A way to create a daily fiction writing habit amongst all those other words I churn out. And 500 sounds do-able right? It's not as scary as NaNoWriMo, with its 50,000 words in a month shenanigans. Rather, it'll take you around three months to reach that mark. Practically a lifetime.
Check the RWA website for more details, or feel free to join me in an unofficial way. I'll post my weekly tallies in my Sunday night/Monday posts for the next four weeks - let me know how you're going in the comments.
Let's do this thing. Who's in?
[image: vintage book journals from TheFancyLamb/etsy]