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Friday, April 02, 2010

Join me for the PEG Write-a-Thon!

Next Thursday, April 8, 2010, I will be participating in the Precision Editing Group Write-a-Thon. They're inviting writers to show how many words they can write in 4 hours! The person who writes the most words will receive their choice of a $50 gift card OR a 50 page content edit by one of the Precision Editing Group Editors. Another winner will be chosen at random from among all those who participate for a $30 gift card from Amazon.

Here's how it will work:

1-The Write-a-thon will officially begin at 6:00 Eastern Daylight Time.

2-The blog titled "Write-a-Thon Starts Now!" will post at 6:00 EDT--you need to enter your starting time and starting word count in the comment section of the blog.

3-Write for four hours--set a timer if you need to!

4-When finished, come back to the PEG blog and put your end time, end word count, and total words written in those 4 hours as another comment on the blog.

5-All "end time" posts must be posted by 12:15, Pacific Daylight Time (we're giving you 15 minutes to tally your numbers). To calculate how much time YOU will have, based on where you live, go HERE

6-Please be honest. You are your own time/word keeper and we are trusting that none of our dearly beloved readers would sell their integrity for $50 or 50 pages :-) You must have posted a start comment AND an end comment to be eligible to win.

7-The winner will be posted on Friday, April 9th here on the PEG blog.

They'll also be adding up everyone's words to see how many words can be written in a night.

Feel free to spread the word to other writers (Facebook, Twitter, personal blogs), wherever they may live--send them to the PEG blog, to read up (though it's the same info I've put here.)

I'm betting I can write 4,000 words :-) I could sure use it in my current WIP!  I'll be writing from 8:00-midnight for my 4 hours--the kids will be fed, I'll have my Coke Zero at my side, and a pile of notes to keep me on track!


Amy said...

Josi, you darling, I'm so excited! It's fantastic to have these kinds of things to "force" me to sit my bootie down and get some stuff DONE! I've been wanting to start a new novel for some time and with this goal ahead, I can get pre-writes together and get going on the story!
Heck with the prizes (even though I'd REALLY like one)! I'm looking forward to this WNO (writer's night out)!

Melissa Cunningham said...

Sounds like a fun contest! I'm having one too! Come check it out! Can't wait to see you at the LUW meeting. I will be there with bells on!

Curtis Moser said...

I'm in like a bottle of gin. :)

I don't stand a chance, however, because I'm a terribly slow writer. It doesn't come easy for me. Hemingway said, "Writing was very difficult, and I did not know how I would ever write anything as long as a novel. It often took me a full morning of work to write a paragraph."

I often feel this way--which is the only thing I have in common with Hemingway. :)

Amanda said...

I tried to leave a comment before but blogger failed, so hopefully you don't get two comments from me...I just wanted to say I plan to participate tomorrow morning and thanks for hosting this!

Amanda said...

I'm in! I plan to write from 8-12 CDT tomorrow. Thanks for hosting this, I really needed it!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I hope your writing went well!