Apr 13, 2010

In Which I Issue A Challenge

As many of you know, I’ve been slacking on writing new material for the past few months and only writing up a scene (or blog post) when a blogfest rolls around…sometimes. But no more! As of Sunday, April 11th, I have officially reopened Nightlings (AKA The Immortal Series) to do more than the occasional edit. Oh yes, it was a wonderful day and I finally after much downtime have finished a very intense, action packed chapter involving my two MCs, Kate & Caleb.

So, to mark my success and my journey back into the merry land of writing, I have decided to take “InkyGirl” Debbie Ohi up on her Words a Day Challenge. I’ve thought about doing this before, but life gets in the way, blah blah blah. So, just as a lets-see-how-this-goes kind of start, I’m going hit the ground running with the 500 Words A Day Challenge.


See! I even get a pretty badge to add to my blog to remind me each and every day to write at least 500 words in my WIP.

*Note: 500 words in my WIP means just that—500 words in my WIP. Blog posts, Tweets and IMs DO NOT COUNT.*

**2nd Note: That was more for my benefit than yours. What can I say? I like to bend the rules…**

So, because I like a good challenge, I’m extending this this one to each and every one of you, my lovely writer friends who should be writing and NOT blog surfing. So, run your butts on over to InkyGirl’s Words a Day Challenge and pick your challenge (grab your badge)! You can choose from 250wpd, 500wpd, or 1000wpd.

Once you’ve picked your poison, you can compete with me—because every good challenge involves a friendly competition. Tweet your progress on Twitter with #wpdchallenge.

What are you waiting for?! Challenge yourself to write!

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  1. Ooh! I've been doing this since April 1. It really does help. Like. A. Lot.

  2. Well, my dear, I'm not writing anything new right now. I'm working on editing. Or else it would be on. However, when I was writing I lived up to the 1000 words per day challenge. So there. Haha.

  3. Great idea :) Too bad my laptops in the shop and I don't know what happened to my wip!

  4. Congrats on your return to writing! :-) And good luck with your 500 words per day...

    I'm revising at the moment, and sort of easing back into a new WIP at the same time. Starting at 250 words a day and I'll see how it goes from there. But I'm cheering you on! ;-)

  5. I SO want to go an join the challenge, but I'm being cut off from internet soon so I wont be able to join *sniffle*, but good luck, I hope you own!

  6. Hello Courtney! You're such a sweetie for posting Blogfests! I really appreciate that! I would LOVE to pick my poison with you--I can write tons of words in an hour. Right now I'm doing edits for my WIP and it's very intense. Just did my rewrites of the book (whew, it's now super meaty!)

    Maybe next time? :( sorry....

  7. Thanks for linking to my blofest in your umm...side/top bar. :)

  8. Congrats on getting back on track! :)


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