Okay, so I am back at it. Another challenge. I am ecstatic!! And today, March 1, 2014, is the first day of the challenge – CHAPTER BOOK CHALLENGE.
What is it? Let me allow Becky Fyfe to explain.
According to Becky Fyfe, “The Chapter Book Challenge, otherwise known as ChaBooCha, was created by Rebecca Fyfe and first ran in 2012. It runs every year in the month of March. The challenge is to write one completed first draft of an early reader, chapter book, middle grade book or YA novel in the month of March, starting on the 1st of March and finishing on the 31st of March.
During the month of March, there are helpful blog posts from published authors, agents and publishers to help members hone their craft, and there are prizes available throughout the challenge.
ChaBooCha has a very relaxed atmosphere where members help each other to achieve writing goals. You can join the Facebook page for updates and information. There is a Twitter page and a Facebook group page which allow members to interact with one another throughout the year.
Now, here is some additional information:
There are prizes, usually one or two a week, sometimes more, during the challenge. You can only win a prize if you are officially signed up for the challenge, and most of the drawings require you to comment on the specific post where the give-away is mentioned.
While most of the prizes will be books, either on the craft of writing or, possibly, some fiction books written by some of the guest authors.
There will be a grand prize of a Kindle (Wi-Fi, 6″ Display). And this drawing will be from all of the people signed-up to the challenge. Make sure you have signed up with the correct e-mail as, if I have trouble reaching you, after a week, the drawing will be re-done and the prize will go to a new choice. The drawing for the Kindle winner will be done at the end of the challenge.
The challenge is self-monitored. The challenge rules are fairly relaxed too.”
So here I am sitting with the windows wide open. Admiring the Azaleas blooming outside my window as I listen to the chirping and tweeting of birds, perched on the branches of the Magnolia tree. The sound of lawnmowers vrooming and humming loudly while the smell of fresh cut grass permeates the air. I sit to write knowing that the pool is there if I need to jump in on one of my writing breaks.
I have everything I need to accomplish this goal – computer, pencil, pens, highlighters, markers, FB, Twitter, and #MSWL. I will check back with all of you later. I am off to write.