Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer Writing Challenge Call of the Wild

Okay, it's a terrible pun but I found it hilarious.

Today is the day, ladies. 

Time to set your goals and share them with the world.
*(If you haven't already)

So, let's hear 'em.
100 words per day? 
You animal.

Edit 10 pages per day? 
What a wild woman.

Write an entire book?
You are queen of the jungle.

Tune in each Saturday for an uplifting message and to share your progress for the week.

And join us the first Saturday of each month for a one hour writing spring, beginning at noon EST.

  • June 4th
  • July 2nd
  • August 6th
  • September 3rd.

Friday, May 27, 2016

ANWA Summer Writing Challenge - 100 Words for 100 Days

ANWA Summer Writing Challenge 2016
How I Beat 
Writer’s Block, 
and Procrastination 
in 100 Days

Hey You,
You with the story in your head but doubt in your heart, and you, Miss Too Busy to Write, ANWA has something for you. Something that can get you back on the creative path.


Now I have a reason to live!

How to participate
  1. Set a goal. It can range from 100 words per day to an entire book. The sky’s the limit.
  2. Share your goal with us in the comment section on this blog post.
  3. Join us every Saturday on the ANWA Facebook page for an encouraging message and to update us on your weekly progress.
  4. (Optional, but highly recommended) Designate a writing taskmaster. Someone who will check up on you daily to see where you’re at, what you’ve accomplished.

 It can be anyone.
  • A family member
  • A friend
  • A co-worker

Personally, I’d seek out a fellow writer. You can support and encourage, commiserate and challenge, generally spur each other on to kick butt.

Remember we’re striving for 
consistency more than quantity.

100 days of writing = a habit that can be sustained when the Challenge ends.
100 words per day = 10,000 words
10,000 words = 
  • 1/3 of a Middle Grade book
  • 1/6 of a Young Adult book
  • 1/8 of a Grown-up book

10,000 words = a good beginning

Wait, did somebody say free books?
*Everyone who participates will be entered in a bi-weekly drawing. The prizes? Books, of course. Books related to the craft of writing.

Join us June 1st – September 8th for a most productive summer.