Monday, June 21, 2010

July 1k-a-day Challenge



Tami and I - crazy kids that we are - have decided we need a kick in the ass to get some WIPs outta our hair. And so....our second annual 1k-a-day contest will be on for the whole month of July! Tami will post the official rules later this week, but I wanted to get you pumped for the writing adventure.

Got a WIP, new idea, series of short stories or flash fiction you've been meaning to finish? Well, this is your chance to work on one or multiple projects. A month-long push to clear some unfinished business off your laptop and get it into agent/publisher hands.

Unlike NANO, our contest doesn't limit you to one "new" work - you can haul out old stuff, stuff you've been struggling to complete, or that one WIP you're burning to finish. The point is to write 1k a day - and that 1k can be spread out over different projects.

Tami and I will post our word counts each day and encourage participants to do the same. On Fridays in July, everyone who checked in that week will be put in a draw to win free (gently used) YA titles from our personal collections.

So....like the promo image says: Don't just read a book this summer, WRITE one!

5 comments:

Steph said...

Love this! I need a kick in the pants as well! :)

Leona said...

I'm so in!!! I am ready for this. I'm upping the ante. Anyone want to win signed Christi Craig adult romantic comedy? I have one I've been waiting to give away.

Anyone who wants to enter, average 15000 words a week! That's 3k a day for the work week, or less over the week. Everyone who does that will be entered into the drawing. It's NaNo speed. I need the challenge. lol

Anyone interested in challenging me with this?

Tami Klockau said...

Awesome, Steph! Can't wait for it to get started.

Thanks, Leona! Great idea.

Kitty Keswick said...

Kick in the pants, count me in... I need to finish up way too many projects.

CocoKoschel said...

Woohoo!! I'm excited! I need this motivation and I'm ready!