According to the poll in the right-hand column, February is the month in which people most wanted to do some sort of Nano-type challenge. Now if you're late to the party and didn't get to vote, you can still participate!Here's the challenge we're doing. We each set our own goals for the month. Maybe you want to finish your novel or write three short stories and submit them or finish editing your manuscript. Whatever that goal is, you must strive to meet it for that particular month. It's really not the same mentality as NaNo in that you have to write 50k - rather, it's more of an accountability and motivating tool.
I know some of you have expressed interest in doing this for more than one month, so here is what I've come up with.
Our official Just Write Challenge will begin on February 1, 2009. If you meet your goal, you'll be rewarded with a special prize. (Details on that later). I will set up a blog just for our challenge where you will be able to post your progress daily, every other day, weekly, whatever. Remember - our goal here is to support and motivate one another to accomplish our writing goals.
However, if you would like to participate in the "unofficial" Just Write Challenge - i.e. January or March or both - then the process will be the same. The only difference is I will not be awarding prizes - though I do plan to come up with a graphic that you can put on your blog/website if you accomplish your goal.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me or leave a comment on the blog.
Here's what you need to do now:
1) Let me know which month(s) you'd like to participate. FYI: It is preferable that you have a Blogger account so that you can post your progress reports on the Just Write Challenge Blog.
2) Start thinking about what goal(s) you hope to accomplish
And that's it. I'll take care of the rest! As the date gets closer, I'll email each of the participants to let them know the details.
Want to get motivated with your writing? Need some support along the way? Then join us!
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