Saturday, May 10, 2014

Writing Challenge Update; Then There Were Five

When we started out there were three authors accepting the writing challenge, since then two more joined in a quest. Because really, it is now a battle to reach the goals.

Before I ask everyone their goals--I have to give a hint. The next time I post will be the results--and there will be giveaways--a celebration of obtaining something OR celebrating that we tried. This will be announced the week of May 19th. (No exact date--which is why I'll be posting funny pictures of me).

Lets talk the authors involved and see how they are doing:

Moriah Densley
Moriah Densley:
I did 3K this week, which isn't very good, or that bad. I guess. Getting my swag ready to take to RT convention. (I'm doing 300 handmade beaded bookmarks). But as of right now, as we speak, I am writing my book.
MVF: That isn't bad at all, 3k, but I know you, now that you are writing the words will *explode*. (considering my desk has exploded....but that doesn't count).  
As for RT--yay! You'll rock it!!
Speaking of--you also have a book coming out May 13th called:
Beauty and the Spymaster :

It's a slow day for Helena Duncombe if she's not scandalizing the ton with her daring fashions and sharp wit. Enjoying herself makes it easier to hide a dark reality. A tragic turn of events forces her to take refuge in the last place on earth she belongs: a church. Julian Grey wants everyone to believe he's a quiet country vicar, but Helena discovers his secret. He never expected her to help catch a traitor to the crown, and he's even more shocked to discover she has quite a talent for it. But he's not the only one with a claim on Helena..
MVF: Congrats on this!!
Katherine Bone

Katherine Bone: I must admit I'm creeping. I'm becalmed at 8K. I've been dealing with a new book release.
MVF: 8k is fabulous! 

Now, there is not much going on, because I know she is packing go to R.T. (Romantic Times Convention) for readers. She's got swag, and books. Me, I'm showing up late. (I'm always late, it's a gift).

But here is the link of her newest book that was released May 5th, called :
My Lord Rogue   : Gillian Chauncey, Baroness Chauncey, is a master of disguise, trained by her expatriated husband, a former French royalist, in the arts of espionage. When a dangerous life or death secret lands in her lap, she’s thrust into a perilous world of ticking clocks and desperation, arrowing her directly into the arms of the man who arranged her marriage.
Lord Simon Danbury is no ordinary nobleman. He’s been tasked by Admiral Nelson to organize an elite group of clandestine first sons willing to sacrifice all to protect England’s shores. When an assassination attempt is made on Nelson, Simon isn’t sure what poses more danger, the enemy or the masterfully seductive Gillian.
MVF: Congrats on this!!!

D.B. Sieders

D.B. Sieders:
Well, just over 7K for the novel and 3 for a short story anthology, so cumulative is just over 10K words for the 20K goal :) That counts, right?
MVF: It all counts! Trust me! (Except blurbs and synopsis, that's a whole other evil). 7k is outstanding!
DBS:I swear accountability works for me, as does the shared energy and encouragement from this group of fabulous authors. I'm sending good vibes from my keyboard to all of you. Let's keep the momentum going :)
MVF: I agree, lets keep it going! This is loads of fun. (Although I think I'll be digging up pictures)

D.T. Krippene

MVF: D.T. is our newest author joining the challenge, welcome!
D.T. Krippene: So here it is.  I’ve got a new story I want to start.  I’m going to commit to doing 20K, May 18.  That’s 20K on top of blogging, rewriting stuff I shouldn’t be, and doing critiques, blah, blah, for others.  I've pulled out the old S&M uniforms and redressing the muse (boy is she into this, stuff is flying out of the closet with her yelling; “where the hell did you put the whip”)
MVF: Muses are scary like this. Mine is finding the vodka.They may try to have a party...
DTK: As of May 6th:  I’ve got 6K on the new project, would have done more, but Cinco de Mayo started early (oops).  Hope to be half way or better by end of the week.
MVF: I bet you knock it out of the ball park. Especially with your very determined Muse.... :)
DTK: Also I reached the magic 10K yesterday. And it’s not all that bad, word wise (though I’d never send it anywhere). 
MVF: Not now maybe...awesome job!

 AUTHOR BIO: A native of Wisconsin and Connecticut, DT deserted aspirations of being a biologist to live the corporate dream and raise a family.  After six homes, a ten-year stint in Singapore and Taiwan, and an imagination that never slept, his muse refused to be hobbled as a mere dream. Now a full time writer, DT writes mostly science fiction and alternate-world fantasy.  His latest story is a dystopian tale of humanity at the edge of extinction from a virus plague and a reluctant teen destined to stem the tide.

M.V. Freeman:

This week has been better, I managed 5393 words. (Yes, I am counting). This included two rewrites of prologue that really isn't working, the beginning of chapter one, and two short stories. The short stories are on Tanisha's blog--one is racy the other purely Urban Fantasy.  The first story is here:  Friends

So, the question is, can I write 15k in week and half? I am not sure. All I know, is expect some silly pictures from me. But I'm also going to the RT convention (but later, the last day and half--because I am *always* late).

This is our writing challenge at this time--come back when I post our results. Like I said above; there will be prizes!


  1. Wow, you folks are rocking the word counts! I need to get busy (and also dig out some pictures with really bad 80s hair, just in case). Keep up the great work :)

    1. Yo, Bio Girl. Let's get cracking, show 'em how scientists do it.

    2. Dana, you are doing awesome! (and I'm looking for pictures with the 80's hair!)

      D.T. -I bet you totally can make it!

  2. Keep it going guys. Hang in there. I'm rooting for you.
    Good luck on achieving your goals.

    1. Thank you Bonnie!
      One word at a time.....