o you have some writing that you keep meaning to finish? It could be a novel or that all important thesis… We have the challenge for you! Join the
This is a challenge set up with a friend on twitter (@davidmanly) and we’re looking support and fellow writers.
The rules are simple:
- Write at least 30,000 words. This can be a novel, thesis or other writing – please define at start.
- We have one month to do it (Feb. 16 to Mar. 16)
- After the month, we’ll edit each other’s work if requested. We might even look into sharing beyond the group and/or publishing
- EVERYONE is welcome
- To monitor progress, please follow us on twitter (@davidmanly or @genegeek) or look for our hashtag: #TheEWA
We started the idea after I completed the NaNoWriMo challenge where you write 50,000 words in November. I did my 50,000 words but the novel was…crap. I’ll use this time to try again and hopefully salvage some of the initial work.
I enjoyed the NaNoWriMo challenge because it got me into the habit of writing every day. My blog posts went up but when I got away from this practice, all writing suffered.
You’ll notice that we have picked the timing to be between Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. You can recover from Valentine’s – whether it is romantic or bitter for you – and more importantly, we can celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day. Green Beer for the finishers!
If we get enough people, we’ll also design a badge for your blog or wall so you can marvel at your great accomplishment.
What are we writing?
David’s novel starts with a lab accident and looks fascinating (read more). My novel is based on my youthful indiscretions during my world wide travels – but may introduce more science characters.
Please join us!