1st Prize gets you a Kindle
2nd Prize a 20 page Critique by Industry Editor or Agent
3rd Prize a bookpack of Rampant by Diana Peterfreund plus 2 books from Harper
Contest details. If you want to enter the contest we’d be excited to have you. The winner meets their 50K goal or has the highest count of all contestants. As well as posting a snippet of writing daily (25 words of your writing for the day) and the word count for the day that you post. The winner would have posted at least 10 times during the month of November their word count and snippet for that day. Please provide your nanowrimo.org screen name and buddy all of the contestants.
So here is the steps to enter:
- Be a member of Yalitchat
- Join Contest Forum
- Post Introduction to include (nanowrimo login name, title of nanowork, current words completed, 5 sentence synopsis of book you are writing)
- Post Daily or weekly (word count, 25 word snippet of what your wrote during the recent session)
- Winner is the highest recorded word count from all contestants (be warned, you may be asked to present draft to prove word count.)
NOTE: Annette Pollert of Simon Pulse will do 20 pg crit for nano contest. Annette's profile can be found on the YALITCHAT.ORG. She's an Echelon member.
NanoWrimo Contest Winners
FYI: I disqualified those that didn't follow the rules by posting their nanowrimo name, book name, and posting daily.
Numbers for those I could go to the nanowrimo site and validate:
1st Prize: Rebecca Ryals Russell (72000)
2nd Prize: Michelle Clark (50585)
3rd Prize: Catherine Stine (50348)
I just verified at 50,585. Kinda disappointed that their word counter chopped about 900 words off the one in my editing software, but oh, well. I've been hearing everyone gets really different results with that, but I'm glad to be done.
“I was trying to wriggle free when they came back. They opened the back doors, and were telling me to behave or they’d sedate me when Agent Schmidt plowed into them with the board.” He grinned at her. “Just like a bowling ball..."
I am still chugging away, but it's slow. I will finish this thing by Sunday. I had to stop and rework a scene in my head. Sad, but I had to draw stick people in position to know what I wanted them to do. I think tonight I'll have my kids act out the scene before I can write it.
That is hilarious! I never thought of using my kids as "props" to help me plot : )
LM Preston said:I am still chugging away, but it's slow. I will finish this thing by Sunday. I had to stop and rework a scene in my head. Sad, but I had to draw stick people in position to know what I wanted them to do. I think tonight I'll have my kids act out the scene before I can write it.
Yipee! I finished and was a winner doing just over the 50k mark. They chopped over fifty words off of mine as well. Glad I had a few extra in there.
Congrats to everyone who attempted this one. It was a difficult month to pull this off.