Day Forty-Nine: And How to Get Your Writing-Challenge Fix Year-Round
Posted Feb 27 2011, 3:00 am
The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood’s Winter Writing Festival is coming to a close TOMORROW!!!
Hard to believe, and maybe just a little unnerving for those who’ve been writing juggernauts since January 10 and who wouldn’t mind having continuing support to get their writing done.
Three thoughts to keep in mind:
1. If you’ve been with us for all 50 days, and writing daily, it’s a HABIT now. You’re buff and toned and well-conditioned and can keep zooming along as you are!
2. The Rubies are always here for you, just at our regular blog site, rubyslipperedsisterhood.com. And we’ll be back with another Winter Writing Festival next year!
3. Inspired by the wonderful NaNoWriMo, various groups have come up with similar challenges that happen throughout the year (I got this list via the NaNo site):
NaNoFiMo.org – National Novel Finishing Month (December). Goal: 30,000 words.
De-PlotWriMo – Plot Writing Month (December). Goal: Refine the plot arc of your first draft.
WriYe – (Year-Round). Goal: Set a word-count goal for the year and work towards it between January 1 and December 31.
JanNoWriMo – Goal: Write either 50k or your own word-count goal in January.
NaNoEdMo – National Novel Editing Month (March). Goal: Commit to 50 hours of novel editing.
WriDaNoJu – Write a Damn Novel in June (June). Goal: Write 50K in the 30 days of June. It’s perfectly situated six months from November so you have optimum time to prepare for WriDaNoJu and NaNoWriMo.
SoCNoC – Southern Cross Novel Challenge (June). Goal: Write 50,000 words of fiction.
JulNoWriMo – July Novel Writing Month (July). Goal: 50,000 words for a new or unfinished manuscript.
April Fool’s – (April). Goal: Set a word-count goal for yourself and fulfill it by the end of the month.
AugNoWriMo – August Novel Writing Month (August). Goal: Write a novel in one month.