In the past few years, I've tried to give people a little added incentive to write; usually this has been in the final week. This year, with Thanksgiving coming at the end of November the way it is, I find myself in a need for doing some mid-loading (tried front-loading, but work has gotten in the way, alas).
So here are the terms:
This challenge runs from Saturday, 16 November through Thursday, 21 November.
I will take your starting wordcount from what it was at the end of 15 November (regardless of when you sign up).
To win an online whale on the graph, you must write 18,000 words in the time span defined in point #1 (16 Nov-21 Nov). This works out to 3,000 words per day--a stretch, but one that many in the past have been able to meet.
To win one of an extremely limited set of NaNo Whale buttons (there are only 20 available), you must have one of the top twenty word count differentials above 18K words. I.e., you must have won a virtual whale in #3 and you must also be among the top twenty of those who have won virtual whales. Note that the 18K challenge cares not for total word count but only for those words written between 16 Nov and 21 Nov!
To participate, just reply to this thread! I will add your name to the graph (that will be linked here soon).
Tim, You've chosen a great time to boost our productivity. Issuing this challenge at the half-way mark (day 16 of 30) is a great way encourage us all to hit the mark, with time to spare for editing and refining. Good job, Tim!
mochomito wrote:I want to sign up and do this. Oh - man - I'm kinda late... good thing that I'm unemployed - and all I have to do is think of things to do to my characters and have them say - crazy things.
You're in! And, with 17828 written since the end of Friday, you're at the top of the 18k heap :-)