I can't believe I did this, but I signed up to sweat with Sven. Seventy days to write a novel, accompanied by the 200+ other writers who've signed up to do the same thing. If you're feeling brave, you still have another day to sign up. The challenge begins on Monday. It ends on Jan 15. Yeah, that's more than 70 days, but the sponsors have built in 23 days of down time for you to use however you see fit. Me, I have company coming up for Thanksgiving (probably a week or so) and a week-long Caribbean cruise over the Christmas holiday to fit in, but I think I can do it.
And, frankly, I just need the kick in the pants. I am a GREAT deadline girl.
When I have a deadline.
I wrote my master's thesis in 3 weeks, once push came to shove, and got it approved with very little revisions. I wrote all kinds of academic papers the night before they were due (or the day of, if the class was that evening).
I CAN produce under pressure. And I'm darn well gonna do it.
So, what's my goal? First, I have to finish this Golden Heart entry. I have about 50 pages to go, I'm guessing, and a 5 page synopsis. Then I plan to write the rough first draft of the next book I envision in this series. I wrote the first pages to this book in Dallas this year, one night when my roomies were out and I was full to bursting with inspiration and drive. I think I need to write around 90k words, give or take a few.
I'll be reporting my progress here as I go. I hope you'll decide to sweat with me. There's still time! Don't make me suffer alone…… 🙂
I have fun. I am doing the nanowrimo this year. NO WAY!
That’s great, Lynn! I did the book in a month challenge last year and while I didn’t finish, I got 150 good pages out of it. Now to finish the thing ….
Dear lord, should I even attempt this? I’m thinking… thinking… um… I’ll let you know. ROFLMAO
Okay, I just signed up. I know I’m going to regret this….
I’m doing NaNo and Sweating! LOL… I’m nuts.
Hey, you’re the person who commented above me at the 70 Days site, and they recommended I come and cheer you on!
So — Go, Fight, Win!
Can Sven come to my house and make me work out? I so need someone shouting at me in order to make me lose the poundage on my thighs.
Three weeks on your thesis and few revisions? I hate you. My committee turned down my proposal *three times*, driving me into a deep depression (plus being pregnant didn’t help…).
But defending while you’re eight months pregnant–brilliant. You get the soft questions lobbed at you so you don’t get upset, and you get lots of bathroom breaks!
Good luck with NaNoWriMo, Cyn! I’ve never done that one. Always seem to be doing something else….
Terry, WTG! I hope you’re working on finishing! 150 is good. 🙂
Tanya, LOL! It took you 5 minutes between posts. WTG! Now we can suffer together. 🙂
Hi, Marianne! Good luck to you too, and thanks for stopping by!
PC, well, I did read for a looooooong time before writing that thesis. 🙂 It wasn’t that I didn’t know the material, but I needed a deadline to write it. Still, I didn’t have to defend, so you definitely worked harder! I think doing it while pregnant was a stroke of genius. 🙂
If my committee had turned down my proposal, I don’t think I’d have ever recovered. I DID get suggestions from my chair on honing the topic better. Once I incorporated those suggestions, I read for over a year before actually writing more than an intro. 🙂 They were very patient with me. And I think I was just lucky, but that’s okay, I’ll take it!
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