I’m very excited about the First Line Contest.
I’ll post the Game On post Monday January 15th at 6 p.m. Pacific time. Once posted go ahead and post your first line in the comments section of that post.
One entry per person. The first 75 to post their first line are in.
(I know I’m being redundant but, well, humor me.)
Now onto other things. Two of my writer chickies and I have realized we are woefully behind in our writing, to make it all better we spent the weekend coming up with a challenge. We determined how many pages a day we would each have to write over the next 4 weeks to achieve our goal. For me? 10 pages a day every day to complete the first draft of JADED. We have an excel spread sheet, we have penalties, and we have weekly prezzies for the person who writes the most pages over her mandatory pages, and we have a big fat self-indulgent group prize for when the three of hit our mark in four weeks. A decadent lunch involving rolling nekkid in warm creamy Godiva dark chocolate. 🙂 just kidding, but the grand prize does involve a chocolate soufflÃ©, and champagne.
So we have two check-in times a day and we encourage each other throughout the day. Now yesterday was a football day and I love football. Had I not committed to this challenge I would not have written one word, hell I wouldn’t have opened the file! But despite football, errands, making crab cakes and socializing with my family, I wrote ten pages.
Once I am done with this post and have my walk behind me, it’s butt in the chair to churn out 10 more pages. I’m going for 15 pages though. My prize this week is a bottle of nice cab if I win. I want that wine.
So, what do you do to light a fire under your ass to produce pages?