Thursday, October 21, 2010

Write-A-Thon Contest!

On Tuesday, November 2, 2010, Precision Editing Group will be sponsoring our 2nd Write-a-Thon and we're inviting writers to show us how many words you can write in 4 hours! This will also be a great kick off for those of you who are doing NaNoWriMo.

The contest will open at 4:00 Mountain Daylight Time and end at midnight (You choose the best 4 hours during that period of time, or break it up and track your time). The person who writes the most words will receive their choice of a $50 gift card OR a 50 page content edit by one of the Precision Editing Group Editors.

Here's how it will work:

1-The Write-a-thon will officially begin at 4:00 Mountain Daylight Time.

2-The blog titled "Write-a-Thon Starts Now!" will post at 4:00 MDT--you need to enter your starting time and starting word count in the comment section of the blog when you begin.

3-Write for four hours--set a timer if you need to!

4-When finished, come back to the PEG blog and put your end time, end word count, and total words written in those 4 hours as another comment on the blog.

5-All "end time" posts must be posted by 12:15, Mountain Daylight Time (we're giving you 15 minutes to tally your numbers). To calculate your times based on where you live, go HERE and educate yourself about time zones.

6-Please be honest about your word count and use your time to write REAL words. You are your own time/word keeper and we are trusting that none of our dearly beloved readers would sell their integrity for $50 or 50 pages :-) You must have posted a start comment AND an end comment to be eligible to win either of the prizes.

7-The winner will be posted on Wednesday, November 3rd here on the PEG blog.

We'll also be adding up everyone's words, think we can hit 100,000 words in one night?

Feel free to spread the word to other writers (Facebook, Twitter, personal blogs), wherever they may live--send them here to read up on the specifics. This contest is open to anyone, anywhere. While the prizes are a perk, the true challenge is to see how much you can do in a four hour period of time dedicated to writing. Order pizza for the kids, turn off the phone, TIVO Letterman, and let your fingers go.

*Please ask any questions here, we'll answer them as soon as possible.


Rachelle Christensen said...

Sounds like so much fun. I'd like to try it--sounds like I can break it up into segments. Hmm, how long do you think I can write in one sitting with a newborn? :)

Heather Moore said...

Can you type with one hand? You can definitely do smaller chunks--you have 8 hours to do it in :)

Joanna said...

This sounds like so much fun!

Amy said...

I did this last time and it was incredible!!!

Hoo boy do I want those free 50 pages of editing...

Rachelle Christensen said...

Yep, I can do one-handed, but then I guess I might have to enter that word count in a different contest. :) I'll be doing several typing segments.

Sarah M Eden said...

Yes!!!!!!!! This was so fabulous last time. I definitely need the writing time and this will be just the motivation I need right now to get going on a tough project I'm trying to tackle.
Thanks PEG! I will see you on November 2nd!

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

I am so there! Can't wait!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Hopefully I can do it! It sounds so fun! :)

Anonymous said...

So excited to give this a try! If I'm understanding correctly it starts at 4pm and ends at midnight. Correct?

Annette Lyon said...

Jana, Right--4pm to midnight. BUT you get only FOUR of those hours. We have an 8-hour block so you can pick which hours work best for you.