From what I can tell it started in 1999 and I think I knew about it around 2003 or 2004. But had promptly forgotten about until someone posted their day total yesterday on Facebook.
Within a few minutes I had joined and committed to the challenge. Or I was committed. Or should be. Or something.
Because to reach the word goal, it's about 1700 words a day. 1700.words.a.day.
There is a forum for writers in my area, and this may end up harvesting some of the writer's group types I'm needing longer-term. I'm kind of excited to have a goal and one that is relatively attainable. Since I woke up at 3 am with novel percolating, it seemed only natural to get up and start writing. So I did.
Did I mention 1700 words a day?
I'm already exhausted.
1700 words. That string together to make sense. What have I done???
I'm currently at just over 3000 words. Oh.my.god. I haven't written that much in one stretch in, like, ever.
Yes, I'm crazy. But it's a good crazy.