Sunday, March 26, 2006

Thank You

To all those who took the time to wish me well and offer condolences, thank you. Really and truly. I may not have finaled but I'm a winner when it comes to having friends in this business. You're a marvelous bunch!

Now it's time to move on and get writing. After all, I want something new to pitch in Atlanta. Anybody want to join me in a writing challenge for April? Number of pages or words, doesn't matter - you set the goal and we'll check in here once a week to see how it's going?

Let's get writing!

7 comments:

  1. What have you in mind?

    I'm game.

    Idea - flash - Idea... LOL!

    You know what I think would be fun?

    The SAME OUTLINE given to all the writers.

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    Example: (Don't use this one... LOL we're talking cliche city.)

    Boy meets girl - girl hates boy until he does something spectacular. Girl falls in love with boy - but boy doesn't even notice her until she does something stupid.

    Set in modern day USA in New Orleans.

    Boy - John Jacobs
    Girl - Sally Sanchez

    Must include 2 animals.

    Must include 1 car chase.

    Must include 2 love scenes.

    Must end happily ever after.

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    Each writer can plot it out - make it fantasy/paranormal/chick lit/romance/etc.

    But it all has to follow that plot surmise.

    And it all has to be completed in a certain amount of time.

    I love competition.

    I think that would be fun.

    Has it ever been done?

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  2. In the past, we've done something similar to this at Romance Divas (not exactly this but kind of). Sort of, here's a situation - now put it in your own voice.

    And while I like the idea, I really need to spend my time writing my next book. Conference is four months away. That just about gives me time to write it and give it a once over polish. And that's if I really apply myself. Like 1 - 2 chapters a week minimum.

    Yikes. I really need to get writing.

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  3. That soon!?!

    Goodness girl crack that whip!

    *hands Kristen a polishing towel for when she's ready*

    Let me know the next time youse guys put up a challenge - I'll jump on it.

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  4. I'm game. Lord knows I'm slow enough, it'll take 4 months just to get the rough draft of a novella. ;)

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  5. Oh, gosh. I dunno. That means if I don't produce I'm gonna get yelled at.

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  6. I'm on for this challenge if we each choose our own goals. I need to start my next book too. I'm thinking April Fool's Day would be the appropriate time. :)

    You said you need to write two chapters a week to complete by Nationals. I don't think I can commit to that word count, but I can commit to one chapter a week.

    Ready? Set? April 1st go!

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  7. I'm starting my very own 30/13 challenge. Haha. I'm probably insane to do it, but I really want to get this first draft written, esp. because I think the story's been marinating in my head long enough.

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