I, Drill Sergeant Mary, do not at any time, have permission to scream DROP AND GIVE ME TWENTY, MAGGOT!
Well, let me clarify, I suppose I can type anything I want in here, but what I don’t have is any expectation that you will obey without question.
So I’m going to use Boot Camp Day to URGE you, not order you.
What I want is for every person who signed up for SPEEDBO, if it is possible, to come out at the end with something FINISHED.
This is such a huge divide.
I want each of you to look at your work. We’ve been doing SPEEDBO since last Thursday and you’ve made plans and set goals.
But now, stop and just THINK, look at your body of work. ARE YOU FINISHING THINGS. Do you have a single finished book? Do you have four half/finished books? Do you have the first three chapters of fifteen books?
This Boot Camp is me, urging you, if you want to ever be a published author to FINISH.
I want to talk today about how many finished books you have on your computer. When I got my first book published I had TWENTY.
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What we at Seekerville had in common when we first banded together was that we were all seriously pursuing publication. That is the bond that connects 13 very different women. We were entering contests together and aggressively writing and submitting and contesting and most of all FINISHING our books.
We want you wonderful Seekervillagers to hear from us that we are thrilled when one of you sells a book or finals in a contest or finishes one book and starts another.
Tell me how many finished books you’ve got on your computer. The answer should be at least ONE, if not, then ONE is your goal by the end of the month.
Give me a NUMBER
It can be as high as TWENTY, which is sort of like me screaming in your face DROP AND GIVE ME TWENTY, MAGGOT!
And if you’re not a writer that’s just fine. We love you all.
Those of you who are writers…..Give me a NUMBER
There are prizes galore during SPEEDBO.
Leave a comment today to get your name in for a 15 page critique--by me--if you aren't CHICKEN.
And, today is Day 5 of our March Speedbo. Find out more about Speedbo and our exciting weekly prizes here. Comment today for a chance to win! Winners announced in the Weekend Edition.