Monday, 15 October 2007

Let's Sweat Again!

It's time to sweat for seventy days again... and so help me God, I'm one of the sponsors this time. I can't begin to imagine what possible use I'm going to be. Talk about the blind leading the blind... but here's the official call to arms... Courtesy of Sven...

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We here at Sven Says Sweat invite you participate in round two of our Seventy Days of Sweat Writing Challenge. The challenge begins on Monday, October 15 and runs through Tuesday, January 15.

Yes, that’s 93 days. We’re giving you 23 days off to use as your personal holiday and religious circumstances require

For those participating in Nano who don’t want to start before 11/1, you can use the first 15 days to plan out your story, and then have 45 days to polish once November is over.

The goal is to have a completed manuscript at the challenge’s end.

The rules are simple. You agree to write from 750 to 1500 words a day (depending on your project needs) between the dates listed above. If you need to take off a day, you make up the pages another. Remember: You only have to do the writing for 70 days.

You don’t have to have a blog to participate, but we do want you to sign up below so everyone involved can get to know one another. And if you do have a blog, you can post the information there. Going public with your commitment is about owning it.

As far as reporting your progress, you’ll come back here each Wednesday and Sunday and post your total word count. Those of us sponsoring the challenge will be dropping by your blog (if you have one) and egging you on! And this year we have several co-sponsors who will also be checking up on you! (More on that later.)

The challenge is open to anyone writing in any genre, published and aspiring authors both. On the sidebar, you’ll find our logo if you’d like to put one on your blog. For now, let’s see a show of hands.

Who’s not afraid to sweat?

GO HERE TO SIGN UP!!! THERE'S STILL TIME!!!

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6 comments:

Saskia Walker said...

You convinced me. I just signed up -- I'm crazy too! LOL

Keziah Hill said...

Hi Portia! I'm in too. Flexing those typing fingers ....

Portia Da Costa said...

I'm even more crazy! I've said I'll be a sponsor... :)

Portia Da Costa said...

Glad you're on board too, Keziah!

AnneMarie Roberts said...

I'm in with you all! Best of luck to everyone! And many thanks to our sponsor!

Anthony said...

I signed up for this too. How fun is that? I've never encountered something like this and the motivation (i.e. having REAL goals) is definitely working in my favor. I'm also in a bit of a competition with my wife. Ha!

BTW, how did you get your sweat-o-meter bar at the top right of your weblog?