Or feel free to sign up for both!
Nuts and Bolts
This is going to be an easy sign-up process. If you want to join a challenge, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me which challenge you are joining. If you want to join BOTH challenges (which will run concurrently in April), be sure to make that clear. It would be nice to know a first name, but if you want to be incognito, that’s fine too.
You won’t hear back from me (other than a reply in the evening that says “got it!”) until Sunday evening. At that point, I will email your group to introduce you to each other. I will create as many small groups as needed. I will limit the group size to six or seven, which has been shown to be an optimal size. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 31.
Instructions for Checking In
Starting Monday, I will send an email to each small group with a short accountability message. For the early morning writing challenge, I may just say, “Did it this morning!” or “I wrote first thing” or something similar. You can say how long you wrote, if you like, but that isn’t necessary. You’ve successfully completed the challenge if you get to your pencil, pen, or keyboard soon upon awakening and write.
For the scheduled writing group, I will email the groups with a message that might say, “I wrote 15 minutes at noon” or “I wrote a character sketch at 9:45, my scheduled time.” These check-ins don’t take long. You’ve successfully completed the day’s challenge if you wrote at least 15 minutes at the time you had scheduled.
Be sure to hit “reply all” when you respond to your accountability group. If you want to share more (like an obstacle you overcame or more specifically what you worked on), that would be fine. Just be courteous to your fellow accountability people who may not have time to read long reports.
Looking forward to this! [NOTE: We started bright and early April 1. The deadline to sign up has passed for these 30-day challenges.]