A romantic hero, no matter how flawed, should always be willing to run into a burning building to rescue a basket of kittens.
Okay, so I have been a wee bit stalled on the novel-in-progress, due to the rethinking and refocusing issue I mentioned last post. And I really need to just plunge back into it this weekend and make a big leap ahead in word count.
I’ve set a goal: 7200 words in 72 hours. Quite realistic, if I focus. So by 8 p.m. PST on Monday, I must write 7200 new words on this manuscript.
And now I need some external motivation, to make things interesting. The other day, a friend said goodbye to a sweet, much loved kitty. And this has had me thinking a lot about my own two kitties who passed away in recent years. So in honor of them all, if I make my goal, I get to donate $72.00 to Kitten Rescue, a local SoCal nonprofit (unsurprisingly) dedicated to rescuing kittens and cats from local shelters.
If I do not make my goal, I have to donate that $72.00 to an organization I despise. I’ll tell a few people privately to keep myself honest, but I won’t name it here for fear of offending anyone (or inviting flame). Suffice it to say, I believe this organization to be a true force of Eeeeevil. And I would hate giving them 72 cents, let alone 72 of my hard-earned dollars. Plus, how would I face the kitties?
So this weekend, I’m writing for the kitties! I’ll post my progress periodically, and any words of encouragement are much appreciated. Or if you want to write for the kitties (or baby seals or ferrets or whathaveyou), feel free to set a goal and join the cause!
UPDATE, 1AM MONDAY:
Yay! Kitties saved! With 19 hours to spare. And now – I sleep.