Wanna play a game? Wanna boost those page and word counts? Then play the Writing Game!
I'm sure most of you are familiar with Candy Havens Fast Draft Challenge. If not, I blogged about it here a few years ago. Well, in addition to Fast Draft, Candy host's another challenge called The Writing Game.
The rules are simple. Here's is how it works...
Each day (beginning today June7, 2010) for about a week, Candy will draw a number out of a hat and you write that many words that day. It could range from 250 words, which is one page, to 5000 words, which is 20 pages. The good thing is, you can bank pages. So, say you write 500 words on a 250 page day, you can bank those extra 250 words/extra pages for another day. Simple, huh?
And for those of you who are stuck in revisions, Candy does a daily page count (instead of word count), only these pages can range from two pages a day to 30. If you revise more than the required pages, you can bank those pages for another day as well.
It really is easier than it sounds.
1. No whining (This is one rule that you should take very seriously.)
2. Post your word count each day, including any banked numbers, on Write_WorkshopChat@yahoogroups.com
This is a separate loop from the main group (Write_Workshop@yahoogroups.com), so you'll need to join if you aren't already a member. This is also the place you can ask questions.
If you are revising, it's a slightly different process. You won't get a word count number, you'll get a page count number. Anywhere from 5 to 30 pages. You do the same thing. You can bank pages and you'll post your counts on the Write_WorkshopChat@yahoogroups.com. The same rules as above apply to you.
So each day you will see something that looks like this:
New Words: 450
Revised Pages: 12
If you play the game (which started today June 7th, 2010), you'll have a significant amount of pages done by the time we are finished.
So, do you wanna play?
If so, join the main loop at mailto:Write_Workshop@yahoogroups.com and go here to join the challenge loop Write_WorkshopChat@yahoogroups.com
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