Thursday, January 17, 2008

Book In A Week at Chica Lit

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We're four in for a book-in-a-week (BIAW). Erica's in for 100 pages (damn girl!) and I'm in for 50 pages.

If you want to participate, email me your name and the number of pages you're aiming to write between Monday, January 21st and Friday, January 25th. We are not literally writing an entire book in one week. (Although if you want, vaya con Díos.)
At the end of each day, email me with the number of pages you've written and I'll post our progress on the blog. We'll then congratulate each other on Saturday when I post the final numbers.

You in?


Erica Orloff said...

In, Baby! And I'm going to put a note about it on my blog and see if we can't get some more writers fired up. I have NEVER done anything like this. Should be fun!

Mary Castillo said...

Thanks, Erica! How's the styling going? I cracked up because like yours my wardrobe consists of jeans, black shirts (hey, they're all different!) and (gasp!) a skirt or two.


Erica Orloff said...

Tomorrow, Oldest Daughter (age 17 and a clothes horse) is DRAGGING me to the mall. We are buying three outfits, leaving the tags on, will let the stylist pick one, and will keep that one. We bought new bras today--professional fittings, so hey, my boobs will look good. ;-)


lainey bancroft said...

Wonder Mary! What a wonderful idea. And maybe just the kick start I need!

I'm trying to remember my multiplication tables so I can set a goal that actually looks like a goal without setting myself up for failure!

7 days X hmm 5! I can do 5 pages a day. Yes I can.

35! That'll be 35 more than I've done this year! =)

spyscribbler said...

What perfect timing! I'm in. I can't do the math in my head, but I'm going to go for 14,000 words.

It'll help me finish a project that's been nagging me.

Mary Castillo said...

Woo hoo! I just peeked in before I have to hit the road to San Diego and it's exciting to see you guys signing up!


LaDonna said...

Hey Mary,

I heard about this BIAW at Erica's, and sounds like a fun week. Count me in, and I'll get that email out.

Amy Nathan said...

I'm new here but count me in for 25 pages. I've been stalling on my next chapter and this will be a good incentive! It also pushes me to finish up some rewrites and other projects before Monday!


Persephone said...

I'm in for 50 pages!

Heather Harper said...

Okay, I'm officially in for 25, but will strive for 50.

realcaliforniachica said...

I am in for 100! I need the motivation and accountability. When I was in at Harvard/Stanford I wroe 25-50 pages a day and now I can barely get out 5. I love a challenge.

Caryn said...

I'm in! Only instead of pages I think I'll do words. 4,200 of them in the next week, to be exact--600 a day.

inherwritemind1 said...

Hi Mary,

Stephen Parrish told me about this and then I saw it on Erica's blog.

I'm in for 25 pages. (I sent you an email.)

Thanks for the challenge!