Take on the 50k challenge!

March is novel-writing month. The challenge is to write 50 thousand words in a month. Yes, that’s right – 50k! So far, it’s me and my friend, Orin, who are mentally ill enough to take up the challenge. Calling all MFA’ers and/or writing addicts. Who else is in?

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fiona Zedde
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 17:27:44

    what? i thought november was national novel writing month. did something change?

    but i’m not crazy enough to take up that challenge. how about 37,500?

    the challenge that i’ve decided to take up after i get back to florida is writing a complete novel – first draft – in two months. if the novel is 300 pages (75,000 words) then that’s 5 pages (1,250 words) each day.

    speedy and beautiful writing to you and orin!


  2. cannyuncanny
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 17:39:08

    Yeah I know about November, but Orin brought this March thing to my attention too – it doesn’t necessarily have to be a novel, just 50K words of whatever. I know it’s crazy and don’t know if I can pull it off, but it will help push me to finish my novella/novelette in progress and maybe get more poetry done too! Ooh, good luck with your goal too – I bet you can do it! I’ll try to keep up even with teaching and grading, yikes!


  3. orin
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 00:40:51


    not sure i’d say “whatever” tho…grocery lists and email don’t count…

    hope some others are down for this!!! oo—i have an idea that might get a bunch o peeps in… hmm


    • cannyuncanny
      Feb 24, 2011 @ 06:15:04

      So what’s you’re idea Orin? Come out with it now! There are only a few days left in February!


      • orin
        Feb 24, 2011 @ 10:43:53

        nahh…not a big deal…just a friend who may be able to post on a local writer’s blog…i forget the name, but i think it’s kinda popular. will keep ya posted. (literally?)

  4. cannyuncanny
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 17:32:56

    Ha ha, yes do, literally…


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