Seventy Days Of Sweat – You In?

Alison Kent has a challenge up at her blog – 70 Days of Sweat. You can read the details here

From Alison:

The challenge begins on Sunday, July 8 and runs through Thursday, September 20. (Yes, that’s 75 days, but we’re giving you off July 11 – 15 if you need it for conference.

The rules are simple. You agree to write 4 – 6 pages a day (depending on the length of your book) every day between the dates listed above. If you need to take off a day, you make up the pages another. If you don’t like to write 7 days a week, too bad. This challenge lasts for only 10 weeks, and if you have to get up early on the weekends to get the pages done, you do it.

As far as reporting your progress, you’ll come back here each Wednesday and Sunday and post your total word count. (We’ll expect the first reports at LEAST by the 18th, the Wednesday following conference, though for those of you not attending, your first report is do on the 11th!)

The challenge is open to anyone writing in any genre, published and aspiring authors both.

Sign up at the above link at Alison’s blog!

I’ve signed up. You should too!

12 comments to “Seventy Days Of Sweat – You In?”

  1. Alison Kent
    July 6th, 2007 at 4:16 pm · Link

    Heh. I re-read my words here and find a typo, sigh. ::banging head on desk::

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried
    July 6th, 2007 at 4:18 pm · Link

    Wah! I want to, but there’s no way. Not with it being summer and the kids being home.

    I’ll have to cheer from the sidelines and do my best to clean up the rear as I straggle along…

  3. Lauren
    July 6th, 2007 at 4:24 pm · Link

    LOL! I promise not to tell anyone, Alison.

    And Susan – you do what you can when you can. Shrug. The last fast draft group I wanted to try with but life got in the way. It just so happens I finished a book (literally today) and I have the time to work on this anthology.

  4. Seeley deBorn
    July 6th, 2007 at 7:06 pm · Link

    I’ve been doing this unoffically since the last box was emptied a few weeks ago….I’m not going to sign up, but I’m in.

  5. Bonnie Rose Leigh
    July 6th, 2007 at 7:50 pm · Link

    All signed up!!! can’t wait to get started. Two more days…

  6. Daniel
    July 7th, 2007 at 11:36 am · Link

    I was just reading your blog and thought you may be interested in a new site we’ve just started for people involved in writing, editing and publishing. If you have the time, the address is

    Thank you.

    **Edited by Lauren**

  7. rhian
    July 7th, 2007 at 3:01 pm · Link

    huh. Daniel is making his way around the blogs today. Still trying to decide if this is feasible for me. I’m such a waffle today.:roll:
    Amy signed up though – wahoo AMY!!

  8. Lauren
    July 7th, 2007 at 3:24 pm · Link

    Rhian – what’s the harm in signing up, you know? If it proves to be something you can’t do, you can’t do it.

    I’ll finish up Wolf Unbound first (forgot it was due October 1) and then get to my novella right afterward. If nothing else, it’s something new. I’m going to write anyway, why not try this?

  9. laurendane
    July 7th, 2007 at 3:26 pm · Link

    Daniel, I removed the url from your reply. Not because I’m offended by your link but because it’s customary to ask the person who owns the blog if you can pimp your own stuff there.

  10. Shelli Stevens
    July 7th, 2007 at 4:59 pm · Link

    Yay I’m doing it! Though the title of my book keeps changing! LOL.

  11. Ann
    July 8th, 2007 at 4:53 am · Link

    I’m in. 🙂

  12. Amelia
    July 8th, 2007 at 7:38 am · Link

    I hemmed and hawed for a few days, signed up this morning.

    All the excuses in the world apply, but I really want to figure out how to make this a daily habit so…I’ll give it a shot!

    Bah, damn you Lauren and your motivation and crap.