12 for ’12 Starts Today

I finally managed to clear the decks of a few lingering projects left over from 2011, and I’m plunging into the first of the 12 for ’12 novels today. Sharp folks like you might realize that this only gives me 16 days to write 50,000 words, and you’re absolutely right.

Nothing like starting off the year with an extra challenge.

As of the moment, I’ve already written 25,000 words and a comic script this month. Given that I have an outline, characters, and a world all ready to go for this first book, I’m confident I can get it done by the end of the month. That doesn’t mean it won’t be a stretch, but it’s doable.

If you cast your eyes over to the right-hand columns on my website, you’ll see I’ve installed a couple progress bars. The first tallies the number of words written for the current book — currently titled Matt Forbeck’s Brave New World: Revolution — and the second counts up the number of 12 for ’12 books completed so far. You might notice they look a little empty at the moment, but that’s fine. We’re in early days, and it’s my job to fill them up.

Wish me luck.