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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

half-marathon of words!

I just realized that I haven't even told you guys about this *hangs head in shame* Sorry to the lovely Erica & Christy for not spreading the word about their really cool writing challenge. It's super simple, and I don't know the exact rules/guidelines, but if you guys wanna sign up, I'm sure they wouldn't mind (but it is a competition, so if you're gonna join, you better hurry!).

So I've decided to work on my newly-begun WIP, a YA Dystopian. I've never done dystopian before, but the idea of altering the norm is really fascinating to me, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I began the half-marathon with 4,400 words and I'm only now up to 9,200, but I'm loving it! The story is unfolding nicely and I can see the big picture, which is much better than I can say for my latest completed MS that, frankly, stinks! I'm actually gonna re-write it (as mentioned in my NaNo post just below this one), so maybe I can fix it...we'll see!

But anyway, for those of you wanting to get focused on writing and give yourself a challenge, go sign up on their blog...and join in the controlled chaos!


  1. We started last Thursday, but trust us, we need more competition. Er, what I meant to say was - erica isn't holding up her end, so please enter and not let her be in DEAD last alone.
    (kidding, it's erica. sigh. please sign up. i need you)

  2. You're blowing the rest of us away with your word count! Yay you! I'm getting more consistent, though... what's that about the underdogs and all? ;) Nice to meet you! I'm also doing nano - if you want to add me I'm desviado. Look forward to getting to know you. :)

  3. Nice, glad I checked this to see that erica is trying to pass as me! :0) Keep me posted on your word counts. I'm still heading (ever so slowly toward the finish line!) Thanks, Jamie! christy (really, it is)