March 2, 2014 at 8:33 pm #200642
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.)March 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm #228245Ashe Elton ParkerModerator
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They’re under Motivation: Two-Month ChallengesAshe Elton Parker
"There's someone in my head, but it's not me." ~ from the song Brain Damage by Pink Floyd
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Look me up on Wattpad for some of my books!March 2, 2014 at 8:49 pm #228246Magic SeekerModerator
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Hi Elizabeth! Welcome back! :cheer:
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http://www.djsalisburybooks.com/Dead-Wizard-s-Loot.htmlMarch 2, 2014 at 9:53 pm #228258
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.March 2, 2014 at 10:20 pm #228262
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.March 2, 2014 at 10:44 pm #228247zetteModerator
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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
April – May
Are there many people still interested?March 3, 2014 at 2:27 am #228263
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.March 3, 2014 at 8:42 am #228264J.A. MarlowModerator
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As a way to keep myself motivated and moving in the right direction, I’m interested!
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I’ve been keeping an eye on those as my health stabilizes, myself, and was contemplating picking a few.March 4, 2014 at 7:12 am #228273
If enough don’t sign up personally, post on main that you’re looking for challenge buddies .March 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm #228249AnnikaParticipant
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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.March 4, 2014 at 8:06 pm #228346
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.March 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm #228250
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.March 10, 2014 at 8:03 am #228265
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.June 21, 2014 at 11:55 am #228531RebeccaDParticipant
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I’m in for the 2 month challenges.
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