Saturday, 19 November 2011

100k in 100 days?

Could you write 100,000 words in 100 days? That's an average of just 1000 words a day, which isn't too daunting, is it? Sally Quilford is setting up a challenge to run from 1st January, for, well, 100 days of course! You can write anything to make up the 100,000 - a novel, two novellas, 100 short stories or articles -whatever you like.

For more details and to sign up, go here.

13 comments:

Patsy said...

Might have to give that a go.

Debs Carr said...

Sounds tempting.

Frances Garrood said...

No.

womagwriter said...

LOL Frances, don't think I could, either! But will happily cheer on those who take the challenge.

Sally Quilford said...

Thanks womag! Frances LOL! I like a woman who knows what she doesn't want ;-)

Hettie Ashwin said...

I set a similar challenge to myself of 80k in 80 days. It works. I wrote a 77k novel when all the editing was done after another 40 days/nights.A goal sure keeps you focused, and I didn't go to bed before midnight for 120 days. Looked like hell but a novel was born.

JO said...

I'm with Frances and Womanwriter on this - unless we are allowed to count all the drivel that I put in diaries, notes, letters, writing journals etc - but 1000 useful words a day that connect to the same 1000 words tomorrow - good luck! I'll make the tea.

Clarissa Draper said...

What a cool challenge. When I'm writing, that's my goal. 1000 words a day.

Sally Quilford said...

Jo, you can split the words amongst novels, stories, articles and poetry, so you're not tied to writing one thing from the start.

Clarissa, yes me too. If I can do 1000 words or over I feel like I've had a good day. But I understand we're all different.

Sally Quilford said...

Hettie, that's brilliant! Well done!

Anonymous said...

I could probably manage it if we all agreed to going tee-total for the 100 days, as well:)

Sam

Lexia said...

Yep, I can do that - I think ! Will give it a go (I can always change my mind later without feeling a failure... can't I ? ) ;)

Sally Quilford said...

Sam, going teetotal for 100 days? Now that's a big ask amongst writers ;-)

Lexia, glad to hear it!