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08-19-2006, 02:08 AM
10 Week Challenge
“Write ‘til you drop”

We are all busy people, with busy lives. Kids, careers, education…fill in the blank to suit yourself. I am a newbie writer and I really want to focus and get serious this time so I am proposing a 10 week challenge where you commit a certain amount of words and every Monday I will post a new thread where you can state how you did.

I am committing myself to 6,000 words a week. That is 1000 a day with one day off and a total of 60,000 at the end of the ten weeks!

Anyone else want to join me? Coming on and push yourself! I also planned it so this challenge will end 2 days before NANOWRIMO so consider this good practise for that!

Hope to get a good group together to stay focus and motivate!


PS: if you are interested post your email here or email me at sherrylangen@yahoo.ca so I can get a group together and send weekly emails to everyone. :)

08-19-2006, 02:44 AM
I have moved this thread to Writing Exercises. It's a bit close to Nanowrimo.

08-19-2006, 03:19 AM
I know it's close to nanowrimo, that's the point, for me at least. It will make me stick to nanowrimo I think better if I am practising to a goal for the ten weeks leading up to it. Or so that is my personal thinking. No biggie if no one does it with me, this is a personal journey and I just thought others who work best under deads lines might enjoy it too.

happy writing

08-19-2006, 03:21 AM
Thanks Sherry, but I already write well over 1000 words a day. That would be a vacation for a lot of us here. Persi

Soccer Mom
08-19-2006, 10:56 PM
My current commitment is to 1250 a day or 8,000 for a week. I'll commit to 80,000 for the ten weeks and see how close I can come. I find that having somebody peek over my shoulder keeps me honest. I'd like to be able to do 2K a day for nanowrimo. Let's just see how this one goes.

08-20-2006, 09:58 PM
Thanks for the committment. I am ready to get going on my work tomorrow. I guess this isn't really a big challenge for most but I am a personal goal setter so it will help me :)

Thanks for the viewings everyone

08-20-2006, 11:49 PM
Good luck to you. I was once told by a famous author I met at a signing to think of writing as a job and to try and keep regular office hours. It took me a long time to get to that point, but I do it now and it works great. Try it!

Soccer Mom
08-25-2006, 12:34 AM
It can be hard to squeeze the time in. I work two jobs and have a hubby and kids--Soccer Mom is more than just a user name. It's my life. I just have to wedge the writing in when I can. 1K a day is a great way to start out. I started there and began adding. I was more productive earlier in the year. Right now I am down to 1,250 a day, but I can do more when I have more time. Don't beat yourself up for writing less than someone else. Set your personal goal. When you are comfortably exceeding it each day, raise your goal. You will get there.

Good luck on your WIP :)

08-25-2006, 12:45 AM
Wow, yeah, 1,000 a day would be like a vacation! sigh.

But having accountability and prodding can help you establish a good routine. You might consider joining one of the genre room's Weekend Progress Reports for a bit of that ol' kick in the pants motivation :)