Four of my writing friends and I were commiserating a few weeks ago about how none of us seemed to have the energy to write. Or edit. Or anything. We were all in a slump. So one of us offered a challenge. Over the summer, we'd write and edit as much as we could and get points - one point for each page written, one point for every five pages of editing done. And it had to be our own stuff. The winner of each weekly challenge would receive a gift card from Barnes & Noble. So we each threw some money into the pot and we were off and running.
Now you have to understand, all five of us are extremely competitive. So if one wrote ten pages, the next would have to write eleven. And so on. Our output was incredible. The first few weeks, I was in the middle of the bunch. Last week, I won. This week, I'll probably come out on the bottom - mostly because I haven't been concentrating on writing this week - or, at least, not too much. I mean, after all, it was my anniversary. Hubby took off work, so I figured I should too. :)
But that leaves me three more days in this week's challenge (our challenge week runs from Monday through Sunday). So tonight I get to work.
The race is on. ;)
In the meantime, I am searching out places to submit my fantasy novel, Blood Harp. I truly love this book, but have not yet been able to find a home for it. It's won several contests, finalled in others and I'm getting very good comments from crit partners and the rejections I have gotten have been positive. Yes, still rejections, but I keep hoping.
So keep your fingers crossed. And I'll let you know what happens.