This is the first day of OctoMusiWriMo--October Musical Writing Month. I made it up. I took my inspiration from NaNoWriMo--National Novel Writing Month--a well-established non-profit organization that encourages writers all over the world to write a 50,000-word novel from November 1-30 each year.
I have been looking for a way to motivate myself to do more writing on a project that is important to me. I want to write a full-length musical. So I decided to begin today and have set a goal to write every day this month. Since the shape and structure of a musical is different from a novel, rather than set a goal of 50,000 words by October 31st, I am setting these two goals:
1. I will write for a minimum of two hours every day of the month. That writing will be focused on creating the libretto of the musical. Depending on the muse and circumstances, I may also write song lyrics.
2. I will post to this blog each day to keep myself accountable, and to engage with a select group of supportive friends who are in my corner.