by Stephanie Morrill
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If you started the 100 for 100 challenge, but didn't make it to the end ... no sweat. Neither did I, actually. I fell apart during the last couple weeks. But I know along the way, there were days when the only reason I bothered with writing was the 100 for 100 challenge, so there was still some success involved. I hope the same is true for you as well.
If you missed out on the last 100 for 100 challenge, or if you want another go at it, we will begin another one on February 1st. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about with all this 100 for 100 nonsense, here's a link to the writing challenge 200+ of us took in September.)
Other events that may interest you this year are:
January 2nd: The first writing contest of the year opens up for those 21 and under.
February 1st: As I just mentioned, the second 100 for 100 Challenge kicks off.
March 1st: Go Teen Writers: How to turn your first draft into a published book will be released. Jill Williamson and I had a blast co-authoring this. This book is our answer to that very big question we often get asked - "How do I get published?"
Also in March: We will have a very fun contest involving pictures of your writing spaces. More details on that to come.
June 17th: Jill and I are both teaching at the One Year Adventure Novel workshop here in Kansas City. Well, Jill will be teaching. I have no official responsibilities yet, so I might fake like a student and sit in the classes. It'll be epic, as Mr. S says.
And that's as far out as we've planned. Sounds like a pretty fun next six months, though, right?
Tomorrow, the young, lovely, and talented Rachel Coker will be here. Friday I'll be announcing prizes from the 100 for 100 challenge, and then we'll be off for the week of Christmas.
We recently talked about writing goals in the last Go Teen Writers newsletter. Does anyone have any writing goals for 2013 they want to share?