In each of the last few years, I've challenged folks in our region to AVERAGE 3000 words per day for six straight days for a total of 18,000 words. Is it tough to do? Well, yes! But if you can do it (and many have), you will win one of these adorably cute owls:
How this works
Just reply to this thread! You'll be added to the special naperwrimo18k NaNo Faces graph. From midnight November 21 (Friday) through the end of November 26 (Wednesday), you will need to accumulate at least 18,000 words.
What if I missed signing up before November 21st?
You can, of course, still participate. You will have slightly less time to complete 18,000 words--the contest ends the end of November 26th regardless of when you begin.
Why do I want an owl so badly???
Maybe because of what it represents: 18,000 words of your novel. Maybe because you really want something cute to be staring at you with blank eyes of adoration. Maybe because you know each one was lovingly hand crafted by your ML. :-) Maybe you like to have special challenge prizes that give you bragging rights over your fellow wrimos ;-)
What if I complete 36,000 words in six days?
You will win one owl for every 18,000 words you write in this six day period!
Hey, but NaNoWriMo doesn't end until November 30th...
Very true. And not many folks will be writing on Thanksgiving (yes, you should anyway)... so there will be a 9K final challenge in the final three days of this month! For penguins! So keep an eye out for this separate Nov 27-Nov 30 challenge!
I need a proverbial kick in the pants. Too many interruptions, and I've just confirmed there will be no thanksgiving event here in this household. I've also told everyone I'm NOT coming to their place, either. Dad and I just want a peaceful eat-sleep-write-football holiday. I'm all in!
Yes! Help! I need this challenge! (Don't I always?)
I would love an owl. I love owls in general, but consider what these owls represent! My black Nanobot from the 18k challenge two years ago is a proud little mascot on my car's dashboard. I think he would like a friend.
I'm so close, I can't give up now... I've ignored homework, stayed up past my bedtime, wrote on my novel instead of doing work while at work... and my battle cry through it all has been, "For the owl!"
Anobi wrote:I'm so close, I can't give up now... I've ignored homework, stayed up past my bedtime, wrote on my novel instead of doing work while at work... and my battle cry through it all has been, "For the owl!" Why do I want an owl so badly!?!!?
Wow! The page currently shows you as needing only 4431 words to get your owl! This is achievable!
You want the owl because of what it represents, especially this year. It is a significant goal, a big challenge; and you want to see it through. Keep up the good work!
Congratulations to everyone who competed in the 18K challenge; and big congratulations and a promised owl to everyone who won. And a special congratulations and many thanks to mochomito for her huge multiple victory. I don't think that I have ever seen anyone do that many multiples of 18k in this challenge! And I think she has been carrying us back to our slender 30 word lead after we lost the 800 word lead yesterday. So: mochomito, KatherineWriting, Jessielouwho, QueenCircles, scrapacat, writertodd07, IAmChristinaG, tregina12000, PBJ63010, TRRDEDEAN, Anobi, tireddadx3, ziplizard, jen.e.moore, fdahlman, and TypesetJez all win owls; and mochomito should nanomail me with what she would like on top of her penguin and owl and I will make it for her!
And a special shout out to Anobi, whose posts wanting an owl were great!
Are we loosing against the Michigan people??? My hands are about to fall off. If anyone reads my crazy rumblings from these past few days, they would think me psychopath. Just ideas and thoughts for other projects, nothing really fitting into my current novels. Just typing away, gibberish, maybe a few small details here and there. Editing this in December is going to be, uh..
we'll, you can all visit me in the psych ward for Xmas. :)