Give yourself the Gift of Accomplishment!
Come join our Read 1K Write 1K Challenge
here at the Book Boost starting April 1st!
I think we can all agree that writing and reading go hand in hand but I'm here to test the theory that if we make time to read at least 1,000 words per day and write at least 1,000 words per day that we'll take a big leap toward meeting our goals.
For the purposes of this challenge, you'll be asked to "sign up" by either e-mailing me privately or posting a comment here on the blog no later than April 1, 2013 (deadline: noon Central Standard Time).
Why sign up? Because I'll be giving out some prizes throughout the month and you must have signed up and be actively participating to be eligible to win. And you must stick through to the end to be eligible for the Mystery Grand Prize!
But, wouldn't finishing that languishing manuscript be reward enough? Wouldn't pushing past that middle of the book slump be reward enough? Wouldn't writing along side other authors and getting the push you need be reward enough? Wouldn't sharing great reads with each other be reward enough?
It would for me.
So, who should take this challenge? Do you...
Need to get the words rolling on a new project?
Feel stuck in the middle of a novel and can't seem to push through?
Is your novel...almost done and it just needs a few...more...words?
If any of these are you, then please join me starting Monday, April 1st for 30 days of writing fun! Every day I'll chronicle my writing adventures as I juggle 3 kids, multiple editorial jobs, and much more all while completing my latest novel.
For those of you who've written with me during previous challenges, welcome back! For those new to my challenges...you're in for a treat. Cause not only will you boost your word count and stay motivated by sharing your daily word count with fellow class mates, but you'll be in the drawing to win prizes. A special shout out to all my Book Factory author family members who are here to keep that productivity in check. Want to know more about my Book Factory Method? Check it out here.
Now, you may be asking, how does this challenge work exactly?
Step One: Leave a comment here or e-mail me privately to sign up for the challenge no later than noon CST on Monday, April 1, 2013.
Step Two: Show up here on April 1 to check in (by leaving a comment and telling us what manuscript you're working on and what you're going to be reading).
Step Three: Your manuscript can be anything and you can switch projects throughout if you need to but you must commit to writing at least 1K a day. You may write more on some days and you may write less on some days. That's okay. Be honest with yourself and with us. Just strive to do the best you can and write some every day for 30 days.
Step Four: Choose a fiction book and read at least 2 chapters a day. Since books and their chapter lengths will vary and it will be too difficult to monitor "actual word count" go ahead and consider 2 chapters being a minimum of 1,000 words. Share with us the title and author of the book and let us know if you meet your daily goal. Also, give us a little "non-spoiler" comment on the book each day. Something like "things are heating up" or "not wild about this chapter but I'm sticking with it". If you finish the book during the month, let us know if you'd recommend it or not. You may read more than one book during the challenge, this is flexible.
Step Five: Repeat steps 3 and 4 each day during April. If you miss posting on a particular day due to the dog, the cat, the hubby, the kids, the weather, work, rain, snow, the power company, the post office, the cable company, the neighborhood kids, an impending apocalypse or well...any other possible interruption...you will be fine in posting a comment on that day's update as soon as you can. Just be sure you go to the particular day and post your comment there. Don't combine all your updates on one post because it will be too darn difficult for me to sort out and well...I won't feel like it (nor will I have time as I'm taking the challenge too). :-)
Step Six: At the end of the challenge, be prepared to be amazed at your accomplishments and give yourself a pat on the back.
Please Note: The Book Boost is a promotions blog and I will be featuring various authors on the blog throughout the month. So, if you check in and see a normal blog post at the top, be sure to scroll down to find the dated post for that day.
Most importantly, be sure to report in each day, whether you've met your goal or had a bad day...we want to hear all about it. Get ready...get set...let's write and read!
See you Monday!
Happy Easter weekend to all.
Bunny hoppingly yours,
Owner, The Book Boost