Just wanted to close the loop on this one. Â Clarion West – and the write-a-thon – are both finished now. Â In total, the write-a-thon raised over $20,000 for the program, which is fabulous. Â So no matter whether you sponsored me or another writer, thanks for the support! Â It will go to a great cause.
I mostly met my goals. Â I did do the two stories and two poems, and got half-way through the novel re-draft rather than all of the way through. Â But at the time I set the goal, I expected less work needed to be done than Iâ€™m doing. Â Iâ€™ve added two whole new chapters and made significant changes to 14 others so far. Â So now Iâ€™m hoping it will be all the way done by the end of August rather than the end of July.
The extra bonus the write-a-thon gave me was the poems. Â Theyâ€™re not brilliant, but theyâ€™re done. And sometimes as a writer, thatâ€™s what you get. Â Finished. Â I expect them to have a home (and maybe a re-draft of their own).
I hope to do it again next year!