Monday, March 1, 2010

Writing Challenge

March 1! Spring is in the air! (Disguised as snowflakes. Still.)

I just wanted to pop in and mention Denise Jaden's March Madness Writing Challenge. I'm jumping on board to try to add 31,000 new words to my WIP. It's like a mini-Nano, but with prizes -- gotta love that! Anybody else want to come play?

Also, I dreamed about my novel last night. Nothing useful. I dreamed the MC was living in her father's garage, selling paper mache animals at parties, and I think her father might have been Santa Claus. No more lemon pie at bed time. I think those particular plot points can safely be left out of this draft.


Jonathon Arntson said...

I'm too chicken and have other projects going time, for sure.


I'm thinking of joining you. I need to jump start my story. It might do me good. Way good. I'll let you know. Barb

Sarah Dooley said...

Jon -- Nothing chicken about you, posting your process for the world to see! This is just my way of skipping out on the Snowflake Method anyway. Ssshhh.

Barb -- Is this the story about the road trip? It sounds so good!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Rarely, if ever, do I wake up with anything useful for my writing. Maybe I should start eating lemon pie before sleeping?

Oh, and I noted you in my blog for the "Creative Writer Blogger Award." I know you were already nominated, but hey, with a fabulous new book on the way, why not be mentioned more than once?

Tess said...

Hi. I came over here from Cynthia Chapman Willis' blog. She and I share the same agent and I love her novels.

anyway -

this is very enticing to me. I really need to finish my WIP this month and I still have a ways to go. Prizes might help! thanks.

Denise Jaden said...

Thanks so much for spreading the word, Sarah!

Tina Laurel Lee said...

But maybe the dream was useful anyway? I think I fantasize about dreaming of my MC. And of course those dreams would solve every single one of my writerly problems.


I'm in Sarah and I have to admit I'm scared. I don't like commitment - esp writing commitments. However, I'm committed now.
I'll keep in touch. Goals are to get a hold on the new novel I'm starting and to write every day til the 31st.


I'm with you Sarah. Though it's a bit scary. Hang in with me. Blessings.