I’m about 15,000 words into my new WIP! Hooray!
Oh, wait. But according to the schedule I made for myself, I should be at about 30,000 words by now. Drat.
Anyone else have the same problem? Not getting the kind of writing done that you shoud be doing /want to be doing / guilt-trip yourself into feeling like you should have done?
I hereby challenge you to a Writer’s Duel this weekend. Yeah, you heard me. A DUEL. Here, let me smack you in the face with my glove.
Ooh, that felt good.
*smack* *smack**smack* *smack**smack* *smack*
What? Your face hurts? Oh, sorry. I guess I got a little carried away there. Anyway, here’s the deal: We’re gonna write this weekend, peeps. All of us. (And by “all of us” I mean “whoever wants to join in.” It’s not like I’m going to show up at each of your houses and force you to write all weekend.)
(Or AM I? Maybe you better write, just to be safe.)
And let’s make it a little more interesting, shall we? If anyone writes more than me by 5:00 pm Central Standard Time on Sunday (that’s 6:00 Eastern, 4:00 Mountain, 3:00 Pacific, 10:00 Greenwich Mean Time, etc etc), I will post an INCREDIBLY embarrassing picture of myself when I was in junior high.
What do you think? Are you game? There’s no risk to you. If you lose, you don’t have to post any embarrassing pictures (although if you do, you’ll be my hero forever and ever).
The Writer’s Duel starts Saturday morning at 8:00am CST.
It ends Sunday evening at 5:00 pm CST.
If my math is right (which it’s usually not) that’s 33 hours of potential writing time.
We’re going for straight word count here folks. Be sure to look at your word count before you start, and then report how much you wrote at the end of the Duel. Anyone who writes more than me gets the satisfaction of forcing me into self-induced public humiliation.
If you agree to the Duel, leave a comment telling me so, and best of luck to you (but you’ll never beat me) (or maybe you will) (but we’ll never know unless you do it)!