Sunday, 8 July 2007

Seventy Days of Sweat

I've rather rashly decided to sign up for something called Seventy Days of Sweat!

This is a brilliant initiative by Alison Kent that's designed as a friendly, mutually supportive kick in the butt to get a group of writers actually writing! I think it's mainly for authors who need/want to complete an entire novel in 70 days, culminating in mid Sept, but I think it will work just as well as an incentive for me, who needs to complete 32K of Gothic Heat before a nominal date of 31st August, and edit the book by 1st October. I would *have* to do this anyway, so it's no extra pressure to make it part of this fun, group project. Not to mention there are prizes...

My own goal only requires a target of around 600 words per day, but some people have set themselves far more gruelling tasks. One author has to complete three whole books in the time allotted! Now that is going some... I would say it's impossible, but then, most writers have more grit and determination than I have!!!

So, the challenge starts today, but I think latecomers are still very welcome, so if you're an author and you really want to crack on with a WIP, why not sign up?

Seventy Days of Sweat


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Madelynne Ellis said...

I always knew you were mad!

Seriously, though, I thought about joining in but I have two books to knock into shape in that time, and I don't think that counts.

Portia Da Costa said...

I thought I might as well join in, as I have to write the sukka anyway... :)

I'm hoping that when I've done the first draft, days spent editing will count towards my commitment. Well, that's what Alison said...

And if I'm quick [laffs] maybe I could make my count up in proposals written... or stories.

Well, that's the plan in theory!

Saskia Walker said...

Go Wendy! (I'm waving pom poms :)

Dara Edmondson said...

I've joined up and plan to kick butt!

Portia Da Costa said...

Thanks for being my cheerleader, Saskia!

And glad you're on board, Dara! We'll ace this, I'm convinced of it!

Jill Monroe said...

Thanks for posting about this. I do want to get something started - sometime after RWA National. Will have to go check this out!