Monday, March 31, 2008
BIAM Challenge Starting Tomorrow
I'm doing TWO Book in a Month Challenges for April—one with latterdayauthors.com and the other with Tristi's Challenges. (Don't get excited. I'm using the same word counts for both challenges.)
The purpose of these BIAMs is to write as much and as fast as you can on your Work-In-Progress (WIP). You don't do much editing. You're just trying to get the first draft down.
I'll be working on a middle grade fantasy about a girl and a unicorn. I have a pretty clear outline to work with—although sometimes these characters develop a mind of their own and just take off without you.
My "stated" goal is 1,000 words per day, but I'm hoping to hit closer to 2,500 words. (I just hate failing, so I'm officially going conservative.) I'll be writing M, T, Th, F & S. I'll track my word count over in the sidebar and post an update here every once in awhile.
Megan is doing the BIAM at latterdayauthors.com with me. Or rather, I'm doing it with her. She wanted to do a Creative Writing internship for her last term of high school. They didn't have one, so she had to make it up. This BIAM is a big part of it because they want her to interact with other authors.
Both of these BIAMs are still open for participants. I'd love to have you JOIN US. The BIAM at latterdayauthors.com is set up in a forum format and we're going on a virtual author tour, "visiting" 26 popular authors in three countries. To join this one, register here. Then go here and PM me with your user name and I'll get you added to the group.
To join Tristi's Challenge, go here and post a comment.