Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
In order to get our creative juices flowing again, Mike and I decided to host a 30-day writing challenge creatively named 30 Days of Writing. Actually, I’m the one who suggested it. I sent Mike an email letting him know and his exact response was: You’re insane.
I couldn’t argue with his logic. But being the good friend that he is, he grudgingly agreed to go along with it as long as I supply the liquor. So we will both be posting separate posts every day. At least, I will and Mike will try to post once he sobers up.
So, here’s how this is going to go down. On June 1st, the challenge will begin. On June 30th, the challenge will end.
Still with me? Good.
Because I don’t want everyone hating me on July 1st, I’ve decided that there will be NO RULES. What exactly does that mean? Well, it means that there are NO RULES. Sheesh. Try to keep up will you?
There are no minimum or maximum word requirements. You’ve only got a photo or you can only come up with 5 words? Okay, no problem. Although, I will totally make fun of you in your comment section. Your post is 4,000 words long? Okay, no problem. Although, I won’t read it all and I will totally make fun of you in your comment section.
There is no specific time to post. I’ll be scheduling my posts for 8 o’clock in the morning, Montreal time. It’s up to you whether you post at that time or not, but if you don’t, I will totally make fun of you in your comment section.
There is no expiration date for a post. If you have an old post from 3 months ago that fits the theme, go ahead and put it up. If you use one from 3 years ago, I’ll totally make fun of you in your comment section.
You don’t have to mention this challenge or link to everyone who is participating in this challenge at the beginning or end of your post, but it would be nice if you did. If you don’t, I will totally make fun of you in your comment section.
While this is a 30-day challenge, I understand that life happens and some people won’t be able to post every single day for 30 days in a row. That’s okay. I’ll just make fun of you in your comment section if you don’t.
This is a creative writing challenge. The prompts can be used as guidelines and do not have to be exactly adhered to. For example, if the prompt is “Why Nicky should be declared Empress of the world”, you may exercise creative license and write about “Why Nicky should be declared Empress of the universe” instead. I totally won’t make fun of you for that.
And finally, this is absolutely a competition. Each post will be judged by myself and awarded points based on complicated and completely subjective criteria. Because of all the work this entails, I have awarded myself 50,000 points already. The winner of the competition will get to make fun of everyone in their comments section. The losers will have to write for another 30 days.
Now that we’ve got all that out of the way, here are the themes:
Day 1: Cheese
Day 2: A roadblock
Day 3: They played my song
Day 4: Behind the wheel
Day 5: Spiders
Day 6: Pressure
Day 7: Excess
Day 8: Best friend
Day 9: Magic carpet
Day 10: The babysitter
Day 11: A sense of accomplishment
Day 12: In the kitchen
Day 13: The other one
Day 14: The short hairs
Day 15: First place
Day 16: Hanging out in the cemetery
Day 17: The awkwardness of the common banana
Day 18: Setting sail
Day 19: Camels
Day 20: Going solo
Day 21: Favors I’d ask of Satan
Day 22: Like there’s no tomorrow
Day 23: Stiletto heels
Day 24: Roast or toast another blogger
Day 25: Worst Christmas ever
Day 26: An intervention
Day 27: Side of the road
Day 28: The turning point
Day 29: Breaking the rules
Day 30: It could have been worse
EDIT: To submit your entry for a specific prompt, please visit Nicky’s entry on that prompt and enter your link. Then contact your physician and let him/her know that you’ve lost your mind. 🙂