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    elizabeths
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    Hi! I was a longtime member on the old site but just got around to joining the new one this weekend.

    I was looking for the two-month challenges, because I need some motivation and deadlines. But they don’t seem to be used much. Is there a March/April thread or do I just start a thread for myself in whichever section I’m doing?

    (Or do we skip March and do April/May…I can’t remember.)

    #228245
    Ashe Elton Parker
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    They’re under Motivation: Two-Month Challenges

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    #228246
    Magic Seeker
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    Hi Elizabeth! Welcome back! :cheer:

    Happy writing,
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    #228258
    elizabeths
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    I saw the forum, but wasn’t sure if there was any organized “time to start now!” post or if we just go set up a thread whenever we want. I’m ok with doing that but the deadlines feel more real if other people are watching. :)

    #228262
    MarFisk
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    March is a break month. It’s two months, break, two months, etc.

    And yes, you just start your own thread, but subscribe to the forum and you’ll be notified in email whenever anyone posts to any threads. At least that’s what I try to do.

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    #228247
    zette
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    I have pretty much left the two month challenges to run wild and see if anyone was really interested any more. Since the entire list was up, I figured people could join in as they liked. But officially the way they run is:

    January – February
    March off
    April – May
    June off
    July-August
    September off
    October-November
    December off

    Are there many people still interested?

    #228263
    elizabeths
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    Sounds good! I’ll be back in April. Hopefully there will be enough of us interested that I’ll feel like I have to meet the deadline.

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    J.A. Marlow
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    As a way to keep myself motivated and moving in the right direction, I’m interested!

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    #228248
    Drake_Tesla
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    I’ve been keeping an eye on those as my health stabilizes, myself, and was contemplating picking a few.

    #228273
    MarFisk
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    If enough don’t sign up personally, post on main that you’re looking for challenge buddies :).

    She remakes mechanical devices, and he dreams of becoming a steamship captain in The Steamship Chronicles. Book 1 is free in eBook.
    https://margaretmcgaffeyfisk.com/the-steamship-chronicles/

    #228249
    Annika
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    I didn’t know about the challenges until recently when MarFisk pointed them out to me. I am planning on participating in the word count challenge in April/May, and if it works out for me, maybe some more later.

    #228346
    MarFisk
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    I lived by the challenges for years, then I just stopped. I’m trying to get back to them, because that end of month push is VERY productive even if I flop through most of the period :p.

    Case in point, I added the worldbuilding challenge because I’d succeeded in the other two. Then I promptly forgot about it. Last day of February, I did over 2k just to finish it.

    She remakes mechanical devices, and he dreams of becoming a steamship captain in The Steamship Chronicles. Book 1 is free in eBook.
    https://margaretmcgaffeyfisk.com/the-steamship-chronicles/

    #228250
    elizabeths
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    To be honest, I rarely did these challenges when I was (sort of) active on the site. But when I was trying to think of ways to ramp up my writing speed, they were the first thing I thought of.

    I’m going to create my April-May threads now so I’m committed.

    #228265
    MarFisk
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    I’m dreadfully behind in email, so didn’t see this post, but I think you can see from the responses that people are interested :). I have not been as productive as I was when I was doing the challenges every period. I’ll admit there were extenuating circumstances, but to pull myself back out of the muck, they seemed a good method.

    She remakes mechanical devices, and he dreams of becoming a steamship captain in The Steamship Chronicles. Book 1 is free in eBook.
    https://margaretmcgaffeyfisk.com/the-steamship-chronicles/

    #228531
    RebeccaD
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    I’m in for the 2 month challenges.

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