Blog Your Book in 30 Days is a challenge to write the first draft of your book by posting one chapter a day for an entire month. During the month of the challenge, helpful blog posts will be shared on the website.
challenge is here to help you write the book you have always wanted to
write but have never written. Whether you want to write a memoir, a
fiction novel, a comic book, a children's chapter book or middle grade
novel or a non-fiction book, this challenge is going to help you get it
Every day, you are going to do any research that
is needed for the day's writing and your are going to post a blog post
of one chapter of your book. By the end of the month, you should have 30
chapters and a completed first draft.
This way of
writing your books works best if you are planning to self-publish your
book, but there are some instances where blogs have garnered the
attention of agents and publishers and resulted in book deals. Those
instances are the exception though, not the rule.
Sign up. You will not be entered into the prize drawings unless you are signed up. Go here to sign up.
Every day, you are going to do any research that is needed for the day's
writing and your are going to post a blog post of one chapter of your
book. By the end of the month, you should have 30 chapters and a
completed first draft.
You have from the first of the
month until the 30th of the month to complete the first draft of your
book. No starting early, unless it is only research and outline you are
working on beforehand.
On the 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and
30th of the month, you will do a quick comment on that day's blog post
posted on this blog about that week stating how the week has gone for
you and anything you have learned or achieved from the challenge that
week. Your comment might be quoted in the Blog Your Book in 30 Days
book when it comes out or later in the blog itself and, by commenting,
you are giving permission for your quote to be used.
day, you are to write one chapter and then copy and paste it into your
day's blog post. By the end of the challenge, you should have a final
word count. On the 30th, your comment will include your final word count
and whether or not you have finished your first draft. Everyone
who completes their first draft will be entered into a prize drawing.
(The prize is yet to be determined.) Every time you leave a comment on
(one comment per post) a blog post, you will earn one more entry into
the drawing. Your comments on the 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and 30th will
earn you two entries into the drawing, and my favorite comment from each
of those five days will earn an extra entry.
This challenge is self-driven and monitored. It is a way to keep yourself accountable as you write.