MARCH MADNESS IS HERE!!!
If you’ve been looking for a challenge to get your writing in gear, you’ve come to the right place! Through the month of March we will be cheering each other on to meet challenging goals with our writing.
Also, this year we’ve decided to open up the challenge to Readers, Bloggers, and Illustrators. Anyone who wants to challenge themselves regarding books and win prizes for it!
Today is goal-setting day! (But if you don’t make it to the challenge on the first day, not to worry. Feel free to add your writing goals here any time during the month of March).
March Madness officially begins tomorrow, and this is how it will work.
- You set a goal on DENISE JADEN’S BLOG (anything writing, reading, blogging, or otherwise book related). It can be as small and simple of a goal as turning off your Internet while you write during the month of March. Or it can be as large as writing or revising an entire book.
- You check in daily (Mon.-Fri.) at our check-in points. Let us know how you’re doing with your goal. Share your victories and struggles. Encourage others. The key is support and camaraderie.
- We give you prizes just for stopping by and letting us know how you’re doing and for encouraging others!
Sounds easy and fun, right?! The following will be the check-in points for the month of March. We plan to have check-in posts up and running by 9AM PST (noon EST) each day.
- Mondays, check in at my fab critique partner, Denise Jaden’s, blog- http://www.denisejaden.com/Blog.html
- Tuesdays are MY day! So come back here tomorrow and every Tuesday thereafter –http://www.shana-silver.com
- Wednesdays Angelina Hansen will host – http://yascribe.blogspot.com
- Thursdays it’s Shari Green’s turn- http://sharigreen.wordpress.com/blog
- Fridays, we’ll show you that boys write too! I know, hard to believe, but true. Craig Pirrall hosts! –http://www.craigpirrall.com/craig/craigs-blog/
The prizes! We have some truly awesome prizes up for grabs this year! Denise Jaden will be opening up two of my bookshelves for people to choose something from throughout the month, starting today! She’ll be giving away a book from her shelves to one person who checks in on her blog with their goals within the next 24 hours!
Some other goodies that are up for grabs (these are in no particular order and have been donated by my generous co-bloggers for this event!):
- A book of your choice (up to $15) from The Book Depository! (for international winners, as long as they ship to your country)
- An ARC of REVOLUTION by Jennifer Donnelly! (US only)
- A fifty-page manuscript critique! (again, open to international winners!)
- A hardcover copy of RADIANT SHADOWS by Melissa Marr!(US only)
- An ARC of THE EXILED QUEEN by Cinda Williams Chima (US only)
- A $20 Barnes & Noble gift card!
- A copy of DELIRIUM (ARC) by Lauren Oliver! (Canada/US only)
And we MAY still add more prizes along the way!
Stop by Denise Jaden’s blog to see what my goals for the month are!
Don’t forget to leave your goal(s) on Denise’s blog, and head BACK HERE tomorrow for your first check-in! Remember, the more you check-in and encourage others, the better chance you have of winning some great prizes!