Congratulations to everyone for their fine writing efforts and special congrats to writertodd07, TRRDEDEAN, and TogetherAgain for their winning of the dice (let me know if you want me to help decorate your prize!). Honorable mention to dmurtagh17 who came so close with only 642 words needed (if you come to the TGIO, let me know and I will give you a consolation prize!).
Are you behind? An overachiever? Wanting to write a bunch during the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities? All three? Well, then you may want to take part in this year's fantastic 18K challenge!
How does it work, Tim? Tell us, tell us!
Well, in the final six days of NaNoWriMo 2016 (November 25-30 inclusive), just write 18,000 words (averaging 3000 words per day).
That seems like an awful lot!
Yes, I know. It's 7998 more words than the minimum 1667 will get you. Yet people jump in and try it; and a surprising number of them succeed!
Why in the world do I want to do this?
Because it will help motivate you to complete your novel, plus you will win one of these nifty and very useful blank white dice. I will even help you decorate it via a sharpie if you like (and tell me what you want written/drawn on each face).
Here's what my stick figures look like:
The last stick figure is a bit messy; it is supposed to be bearded and holding a volleyball; the word says "SURVIVE" ;-). Note: if you win a die and come to the TGIO and are okay with it being blank, that's when you can receive it. Otherwise, we'll have to arrange to meetup later (in general not planning to mail these out, though I might make an exception for folks who are out of state).
What if I write 36K+ in six days?
If you do,then you get two blank dice!
How do I sign up?
Just post in this thread and you will automatically be signed up!
Thank you, Tim for this great motivation. I had just about become stymied in my writing and needed something to help me finish strong. Since this challenge ended on a Thursday I wondered if I would have enough umph to meet it. Well, I just did. I still have a lot more to do on my story development and won't reach that for a long time. I'm about a quarter of the way through my story. Perhaps I feel a mini series of books coming out or possible as series of mini books. Don't know which yet. Thanks again not only for this but for all you have done for the Naperville Region ever since I started in Nano. Take a break from all your non-writing Nano duties. You deserve it.