Who's got a Middle Grade manuscript they need to finish? (me, me) Or one they want to start? Starting tomorrow a group of us are going to attempt to write 20-50k in a single week. (Yes, it's possible. It's like a fast draft class on pixy dust).
So...who wants to join us? We're starting Monday, June 21st and running through June 30th. Okay, yeah, that's a little linger than a week. You can finish by June 27th if you want.
The rules are pretty simple. You can already have your WIP started, or not. You can have an outline, or not. It doesn't even have to be a middle grade manuscript. YA and novellas are welcome. If you simply want to add 20-50k to your WIP, you can join us too. We're cool like that.
The actual goal is to *finish* your project by June 30th. But all those who write at least 20k will get something. There may be tiaras for the "winners" -- those who actually finish their WIP.
Every day I'm going to post a check in page. Please update us on your progress daily and let us know if you need help. I'll be writing right a long with you. What will make this work is us supporting each other--which is the point of me organizing this. I need to finish this project and it'll be more fun in a group. Feel free to use the comments to chat, too. (But not too much, lol. We need to be writing!)
If you're a tweeter, we're keeping track of all our comments with the hashtag #MGBIAW (for those of you who have no idea what I said, the hashtag makes the tweets search-able, so you can easily find all comments about our challenge.)
Most importantly (to channel Candy Havens here) -- no whining allowed!! We're all super busy, which is why I'm doing this. With a full time job, a 2 hour each way commute, a tot, and a hubby, If I don't carve out time to get this done, it's not going to happen.
Hopefully this will be fun and we'll get lots of work done. Think positive thoughts, keep going even if you have an off day, and even if you don't finish, you'll have written that many more words.
So, who's in? List your name, your twitter name if you're a tweeter, your project, and your goal.
I'll go first. I'm Suzi. Twitter id suzannelazear. My WIP is a middle grade -- Ella Vanilla. I only have 2 chapters and a synopsis and my goal is to finish it. I'm expecting it to be on the long side of MG, around 45k.