Wow, and it was thrown in a big way. My goal is to have my Williams Project in the hands of Mr. Agenty Man J by November first. This gives me a concrete deadline as well as clearing my plate for my fifth NaNoWriMo, yeah? I can totally do it. First I have to take all of my separate chapters and put them together in some sort of cohesive structure so I can give it to the Illiterati. But I’m dragging my feet. Wah, it’s too daunting, I’ve never written a novel length nonfic piece before, I can’t get myself over that initial hurdle, boo hoo hoo. So what did my fantastic writer’s group do?
They issued a challenge.
Ooh, I feel my eyes starting to glow just thinking about it!
Ryan Bridger, aka Battle Bunny, challenged me this: I will write two more chapters this week and put the book together for Illiterati meeting next Tuesday. If I do this, he will write a theme song on the guitar or piano for any story that I have written. I get to choose.
“Great!” says I. “What happens if I don’t do it?”
Which won’t happen, of course. Because a song? Awesome! And oh yeah, I hate to lose.
“If you don’t do it,” he says, “you have to credit the book to Ryan Bridger.”
Whaaaaat? Ryan will have credit for writing a wrenching story about mothering a child with a rare genetic disorder? Oh no he didn’t!
When I was done laughing, we shook on it. And today I’m going to throw myself into the project.
This is why I love my group. They get me 100% and know how to motivate. Plus when we’re done? We’re all hitting the rollercoasters. Thanks, guys! 😀
And That’s why i love my friend Ryan Bridger. And the rest of the Illiterati.
I can’t wait for the next meeting. Gauntlet, thrown. Response: FIGHT (with words on paper, that narrate a story, with dialogue, and stuff)
We’ll print’er up and let the readthrough commence!
So very, very cool! Fun fun fun!! Can’t wait to read the result!
Boy, they certainly *do* know how to motivate you, don’t they?
You’ll rock it, darlin’. It’s what you do. 🙂
Mason, you guys are absolute gold to me.
Thank you, Lynn! I really hope it’ll turn out well and be useful. 🙂
Simon, they’re fantastic. You guys would all hoist a beer in mutual adoration.
I love your writing group 🙂
Your own theme song? Very cool indeed — and quite the motivator, I’m sure. Will you post it here for all to hear?
Bloody Hell, that’s some challenge.
Okay, that is truly hilarious. And your group is truly awesome. I look forward to hearing your theme song! 😀
Your group sounds awesome! And you can totally get it done in three weeks, no problem. Good luck!