I know there are lots of major contests out there already, but we're adding one of our own just for kicks. Maybe some of you will take part in this. (Please? We don't want to do it alone!)
Half-Marathon of Words Competition.
I (Christy) run. Sometimes lots of miles. I've run only one full marathon, but also five half-marathons, a handful of 15, 10, and 5Ks in the past couple of years. So when planning out my goals, marathon distances is how my mind works. I'm applying that mentality to this word competition. Keep reading.
Here's how the contest will work.
1. Sign up on our blog by Wednesday, October 13 at midnight central time. Just post a comment and we'll add you to the list. Be sure to paste your email and/or blog website along with your name.
2. At 12:01 AM CST on Thursday, October 14, the starting gun will go off. Sometime that day, post your current #of words for the project of your choice for this contest along with the project's title. We'll update your info on our list of participants and post it for everyone to see.
3. Think of this as Weight Watchers for Writers. Instead of trying to lose pounds you need to gain words. So, you'll need to "Write In" (Get it? Weigh in? I'm so clever.) every week (by Thursdays at Midnight, uh huh CST) with your weekly word count. We'll update your personal stats and post them for everyone to see. That way you can check out the competition.
4. How many words do you need to write to win this competition? Well, a half-marathon is 13.1 miles. Which is also a 21K. That's your goal. 21, 000 words. The competition will go on until someone crosses the finish line. I'm thinking it will last 3-4 weeks. That's between 750-1,000 words per day.
Winner of the Half-Marathon of Words Competition Blog Medal
|First Place Finisher|
Half-Marathon of Words Blog Competition