Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Book In A Month

Well -- I've taken on the challenge to write a book in a month running from April 10-May 10 (submission date to Harlequin Spice Briefs). The challenge was issued on Mainstreet at Cobblestone Press and there's quite a few of us participating. My only problem. . . I don't think my story is spicy enough and is probably going to end up being too long. But, I'm going to bang out the words anyway. . .

Wish me luck!

18 comments:

Tempest Knight said...

Good luck with the BIAM! :) Don't worry about the story not being too spicy. You can spice it up during editing. Heh!

Ericka Scott said...

Tempest. . . good idea!

Shelli Stevens said...

Yay, Ericka! I'm glad you're doing it too. I jumped in a day late. *Wince* But I think I'm caught up :)

I have the reverse problem. Mine might be too hot. Sigh. Good luck!

Y said...

I reckon you should just write it, sounds very interesting. I love anything that mentions ghosts. ;)

And Tempest is right, you can always spice it up later!

Ericka Scott said...

Well -- I've banged out 1300 words so far. . . and the outline changed after I typed in the first scene. I'm not having to tweak it much, but it's amazing how your characters speak to you once you start telling their story!

Cole said...

Oh Wow! I've always wanted to do a challenge like that... but seems I'm always too loaded when they come around! :) Good luck! And have fun!

Cole

Lenora Bell said...

Good luck! "Banging it out" sounds pretty spicy...

ERiCA said...

Tons of luck!! Keep us posted on your progress. =)

beverley said...

You can do it Pam!!!

T.J. Killian said...

Much luck to you. I can say, I've had to do a mass write for a contract but never because I chose to.

Good Luck.

lacey kaye said...

Great luck!

Cynthia Falcon said...

Good luck with your book. I'm sure the spice will work itself out!

Karen Erickson said...

Hey good luck Ericka! I'm sure it will turn out great. :)

Maggie Robinson said...

How many words? I bet you can do it!

Ericka Scott said...

Well, I'm up to 1700 words. . . interrupted by a family camping trip. Lots of lovely free time ~ but didn't write much. I though a lot.

The Spice briefs are 5-15K. . . I figure the story I've outlined is about 15K.

Thanks for all the encouragement! Go me!

Jill Monroe said...

Tons of luck! That Spice line is something really exciting!

Alice Audrey said...

15K is not too hard. Just think of it as like Avon. :D

Alice

Tessa Dare said...

Wow! A month? good luck to you! You're an inspiration.