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250 for 25

by Kay~Kacey on 6/14/2007

My critique group is doing a challenge. At least 250 words a day for 25 continuous days. If you miss a day, you start over. You know how hard it is sometimes to make yourself just open the damn file? You think of chores to do, laundry calling your name, bills to pay. Hell, I’ve been known to scrub the kitchen floor when avoiding writing… :hide:

Anyway, the whole idea of this is to motivate ourselves into opening the file every single day. For 25 days. And most days, we write more…even much more…than our 250 words. At the very least we have our one page. 250 words. We nag each other to GET ‘EM DONE. My critique buddies cheer me on. :woot: I cheer them on. :dance: And sometimes, all a writer needs is a little encouragement.

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Jean June 15, 2007 at 4:26 am

My critique group “makes” us put money on it. Each time we meet, we set a goal for the next meeting and put money in an envelope. If you don’t make your goal, the other group members get to split your money. It’s good incentive for me, along with a 100 words for 100 days group I belong to online.

Michelle Willingham June 15, 2007 at 5:14 am

Good luck with the 250 words a day, Kacey! Can’t wait to see what you come up with. :beer:

I’m still in Revision Land. :hide:

Tori Lennox June 15, 2007 at 10:32 am

I’m glad you came up with the idea, Kacey. I was already doing the writing, but having to check in with my progress makes me even more conscious of doing it. :)

Melissa Marsh June 15, 2007 at 11:07 pm

What a great idea! I hope it will help you get lots and lots of words down!:woot:

Suzanne June 18, 2007 at 8:24 am

I vote for a weekend exclusion…..:crazy2:

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