I got a Fitbit for Christmas, and I’m wondering if someone makes a Fitbit for writing. Like, a device you strap on your wrist that counts your words. Instead of 10,000 steps, I’d have to write 10,000 words to win. Actually, I’d have a fit all right if I wrote that many words in a day–that would mean a book in ten days, but it would be a pretty awful book. So maybe a few less for my WritBit. (Catchy, eh?)
Until someone invents that, I’m participating in the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Write-a-Thin, a month-long writing goal that begins in January. You can read more about it here (apparently it got its name from a typo!). I haven’t decided on a goal yet. I’m tempted to say my goal is to finish the current WIP, but I know from experience that making overly ambitious goals is a recipe for failure. So I’m going to say my goal is to write every day, at least for a few hours. That should set me well on my way to finishing.
Oh, and I also intend to walk 10,000 steps every day, and get back on the rowing machine that we finally unpacked the other day. I figure the walking time can be plotting time—I often work through plot problems when I’ve nothing to stare at but my dog’s, well, butt, as we walk.
What are your New Year resolutions? And how do you like the idea of a WritBit? Should I forget writing and instead start a Kickstarter to manufacture WritBit devices?