Monday, June 22, 2015

July Daily Writing Warm-Up Challenge

The first month of the Daily Writing Warm-Up Challenge is almost over. I have really enjoyed hosting my first challenge, It seems to have been well received; thank you to everyone whose left comments, liked on Facebook, or said something at the coffee shop.

I am hoping to keep the momentum going by hosting through the Daily Writing Warm-Up Challenge through the summer. There are a few tweaks from the June version (and there may be more in August.)

How The Challenge Works:
Starting July 1st, a new daily writing warm-up exercise will be available week mornings at 6am. These prompts are intended to be a start to a writing session, similar to a musician practicing scales.

I personally haven't developed a daily writing habit, so there are some days where the writing warm-up isn't my starting place. It is my only writing. That is okay too.

The Changes:
Last month there was a warm-up prompt everyday. For July, I will only be posting exercises Monday to Friday. The weekends are days to rest or to catch up on a missed warm-up or two. The other change is to the participation levels.

How To Participate:
1. Choose a Goal
The overall purpose of this challenge is to improve daily writing habits. The levels are there to challenge you to write more often then you currently are.
Tin: Write 1 day a week -5 completed writing warm-ups
Bronze: Write 2 days a week -10 completed writing warm-ups
Silver: Write 3 days a week -15 completed writing warm-ups
Gold: Write 4 days a week -19 completed writing warm-ups
Platinum: Write 5 days a week -23 completed writing warm-ups
2. Sign Up
Signing up isn't necessary but it is helpful. Having others know you are participating in the challenge, even if it is strangers, helps keep you motived to keep your commitment. To sign-up leave a comment below along with your challenge level. You can sign up from now till July 10th.

3. Write
There will be a new prompt every day in June. Use them as your warm-up writing exercise to meet your goal.

4. Share
On days you use the prompt, leave a comment sharing your success. It can be as simple as "I did it." Or you can share your track record 5 out of 20 accomplished. If you have a blog where you share writing leave a link to the corresponding results.

My Goal:
I am trying for the gold level, but (not so) secretly am I wanting to achieve the full 23 days of writing.

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