Are you ready to compete?
Do you want to taste the thrill of victory, and risk the agony of defeat?
It's time for the Pen Olympics!
To push yourself to new heights of writing accomplishment, using the Olympics as inspiration.
You will state your team affiliations and goals in the comments to this post. Anyone can play, but please do show your team spirit! Make your goals a stretch! This is an opportunity to aim high and reach far!
In the comments, declare which team you'll be playing on:
- Team Fiction will focus on the fiction manuscript of the player's choice.
- Team Nonfiction will focus on nonfiction books, proposals, or articles.
- Team Drama will focus on plays and scripts.
- Team Submissions will focus on queries, synopses, and sending out submissions.
In the comments, declare your event of choice:
- Pre-writing includes character sketching, plot outlines, scene mapping, and research.
- Drafting is for those who want to bang out new pages.
- Editing is for those who want to make existing pages better.
- Submitting includes writing queries and synopses and sending them out! No excuses!
In the comments, in addition to telling us your team(s) and event(s), please set your goals. "For Team Fiction, I'll compete in the Drafting event. I'll write one hundred new pages during the Olympics." Or, "For Team Submissions, I'll write the query letter and synopsis for my completed romantic suspense novel and submit it to five agents and two editors." Your goals will vary, but challenge yourself!
All events start when the Olympic opening ceremonies begin, and close at the end of closing ceremonies.
We'll be posting fun exercises and events here on the blog while the Olympics are under way, and "medals" will be awarded. (And that's all we'll reveal about that right now! Stay tuned! Whee!)
Everyone who meets their Pen Olympics goals will get a graphic to include on their blogs or websites. Of course, that will be nothing to compare to the satisfaction of bringing home a victory in your event!
Do you want to play? Post your goals in the comment thread before the opening ceremony begins. This should be fun! I can't wait to see what you all will accomplish!