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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Fling

Spring Fling There’s no better way to start spring than to get yourself involved in a brand new project this May. That’s why starting Friday, May 1st we will kick off the RWA/New York City’s First Annual Spring Fling. Some of you must be wondering, what is a Spring Fling? Now that I have your full attention, I will tell you about the challenge that I am setting forth to you. I challenge everyone to write 25,000 words for the month. A lot of us were fortunate enough to take part in NaNoWriMo last November. But due to family, jobs and time constraints, many weren’t able to achieve the 50,000 word goal. That’s what led me to our own version of NaNo. The purpose of doing this is to get everyone on a daily regimen of setting goals and writing every day. I am already psyched up and have a fragment of an idea ready to bloom. Now I’m sure some of you are already involved in a project and can’t put it on hold, however, all you need do is write 807 words (3 and a half pages) a day. Hey, I’m sure you write double that in emails and blogs during the course of the day…because I know I do. This is not meant to be a contest or a competition. It’s meant to keep our minds open and our ideas flowing. A lot of times we get into those ruts where we let life take over and put our writing on hold. That’s why I feel that implementing the Spring Fling will be beneficial for everybody. My goal is to use the Spring Fling as a tool to get me motivated and give me the jump start that I need. I’m hoping that everyone joins in. As I’ve said in the past, if you only write five hundred words during the month, then you are 500 words closer to completing the project. There will be updates and reminders as we get closer. Karen Cino www.karencino.com

7 comments:

  1. Sounds fun and inspiring Karen.

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  2. Thank you Kwana. I hope you consider being a part of it.

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  3. 25,000 words in a month, huh? I may just take you up on that. Sounds like a great idea. I hope it gets a lot of bites.

    Santa

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  4. I hope you join us and take us up on that offer. I see it as a jump start to getting us on a daily writing schedule.

    Karen

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  5. Having had success in past NaNo events, I am excited about a challenge in the earlier part of the year - Spring, to whit - when the energy to get going is still burgeoning after a long winter. I'm very enthusiastic about participating in this opportunity, but will push myself for an uber-challenge. I'm going for an Everestian goal: 60,000 words in a month, my goal being a Harlequin Blaze-worthy novel. I've managed beyond 60,000 words in 2 different NaNo's. So I know I can do it. And with this advance notice, I'm going to prepare myself with a great plot and detailed outline, all my research and wonderful characterizations. Then I'm going to let my internal editor go on holiday (I'll insist, in fact), and I'll shoot for the stars. Nothing like a dare - I'm a mean, a challenge - to get the creative juices flowing!

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  6. I love the idea and am working hard at getting prepared for it!

    Mari

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  7. I'm really excited about this too. I'm trying my hardest to get some sort of a mini outline for it. The month of May is going to be awesome!

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