Are Your Ready to Write?
Combined Words Written By Participants So Far
June 2019 I started writing my fourth novel, but as every writer knows, the blank page is an intimidating thing. I had a goal of writing 10,000 words in one day because I wanted to jump head-first into my story, but I knew to get there I needed some accountability.
Eventually, I was able to get 15 other writers to team up with me for this challenge and we all spent the day writing our hearts away! Some hit 10,000 words and some didn’t, but the important thing was that we all wrote something and had fun along the way!
Anyone can participate in the #10kWritingChallenge, but if you’re an AuthorTuber I encourage you to vlog the experience for fun, and also accountability! Everyone is encouraged to post on social media about their experience using #10kWritingChallenge and tagging your host, @mandilynnwrites.
Because you need to write! So besides the obvious, if you hit 10,000 words, you get a free sticker with the #10kWritingChallenge logo on it labeling you as a winner! Your name will also be added to this website as WINNERS!!!
Donations are not required to participate but it is appreciated to help cover the costs of the stickers and shipping! Just $1 helps!
Want a Pin?
Originally winners of the challenge received a free pin. Unfortunately, over time shipping costs got to be too much. If you’re more of a pin person, you can still claim a pin! You just have to pay for shipping.
February Co-Host: Jenna Streety
Jenna Streety is a science-fiction and fantasy writer who shares her writing journey on AuthorTube, a platform she uses to uplift the notion that the ‘starving artist lifestyle’ is dead. As an avid enforcer of self-care for the creative spirit, she strives to show other artists that hustling and loving yourself can come hand-in-hand.
When she’s not staring at the stars, she’s writing about them in her Los Angeles home with her cat, Lucifer, and way too many snacks.
Learn How To Write 10,000 Words in One Day!
Do I have to participate on the specified date?
Yes. I try my best to host these writing challenges as often as possible. Not everyone will be able to participate in every challenge and that’s okay! Just because you can’t officially participate doesn’t mean you can’t write 10,000 words on your own. However, you can only win a pin if you wrote 10,000 words on the day of the challenge.
Is this open internationally?
Yes! Even if you live halfway across the world you can still participate and you can still win a free pin!
Can I participate more than once?
Of course! You can do as many challenges as you’d like! At this time, you can only win one pin, even if you’ve won multiple times. This may change in the future if different pin designs come out.
Is it free to participate?
Yes! It’s free to participate and free to win a pin! If you’d like to help cover the costs of the pins and shipping, you can donate here.
What counts as writing 10,000 words in one day?
“One day” means one day in your time zone. This challenge is based on the honor system, so I depend on you being a good judge as what counts as “one day” for you. In the past, I’ve even counted finishing at 1:30 am as a win! If you had to stay up that late to get to your word count, you’ve earned it!
How do I report how many words I've written?
The day after the #10kWritingChallenge you will receive an email from me with a link to a survey. In that survey, you’ll be able to tell me your word count.
Twitter Writing Sprints
To help you stay on track, I’ll be hosting writing sprints from my Twitter account! @mandilynnwrites
If you’ll be hosting writing sprints as well, like on YouTube, leave your information in the comment section at the bottom of this page!
All time is in EST. Sprints start every hour, on the hour.
7:00 – 7:45 am
8:00 – 8:45 am
9:00 – 9:45 am
10:00 – 10:45 am
11:00 – 11:45 am
Past #10kWritingChallenge Winners
Tracey – @traceylglass
Sarah – @misslogops
Sydney – @Sydney_E_Rain
Ana – @BellaTatra
Jennifer – @ifyoukeepthisup
Sabra – @SabraMWrites
Linsey – @Bookishlinsey
Lexi – @AuthorLexiSwann
Breanna – @riddle_writes
Mike – @mcoville
Jessie – @XiSceneKittyXi
HarmoniousASMR – @HarmoniousASMR
Hannah – @hjohnsonwrites
Shannon Kaper – @kapershannon
D.L. Stewart – @DLStewartAuthor
Monique Diplock – @Moniquediplock
Tamara Pawloske – @angelofmusic997
Kimberly Swartz – @AuthorKimSwartz
Kyra Hunter – @meetkyrahunter
Kiley Keeling – @kileykeeling
Samatha Grubey – @SamanthaJayne_x
Cassie Beebe – @CassTeaElle
Anne Mactavish – @MactavishAnne
Cynthia Carbonneau – @TheWolfRanger
Sara Mov – @Sara_Mov
K. A. Wyles – @Kawyles
Shancurty Ignacio – @AuthorSDIgnacio
Rowan Rook – @xRowanRookx
Jacob Jones – @JacobIsHereYT
Erin Foster – @erinfosterbooks
Ali Winters – @aliwinters_