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#10kWritingChallenge COVID-19 Edition!

This sucks. Being stuck inside sucks. But…let’s make ourselves productive during this time of social distancing. I challenge you to not only lock yourself in your house, but to also write 10,000 words in one day.

Normally #10kWritingChallenges take place on a specific day, but since these circumstances are a little different, you can choose any day of your choice! Heck, you could attempt to do it every day until you reach your goal! Just write 10,000 words in one day!



  • Write 10,000 words in one day.
  • Any day of your choosing during social distancing
  • Fill out this form if you win!

The #10kWritingChallenge runs by the honor system. I have no way of proving if you followed the rules, so only apply to get a sticker if you won. Costs of stickers and postage comes out of my pocket, so please don’t take advantage of this challenge.

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#10kWritingChallenge COVID-19 Edition is self-hosted. This means I will not be hosting writing sprints on Twitter or YouTube. But if you need motivation please use #10kWritingChallenge to share your journey or connect with other writers participating in the challenge.

Looking for motivation? Join the #AuthorTubeWriteIn on March 27th

Why Participate?

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! 

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.

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.

See where it all started!

Watch the #10kWritingChallenge Playlist!


  1. Shannon Kaper

    I so want to do this again but unfortunately, I won’t be able to participate in the next one because we will be moving that weekend. Good luck to everyone!!

    • Heather Kirchhoff

      I’ll join if I don’t have to work.

  2. Danielle Gastineau

    I can’t wait! I plan to add 10k to my current WIP.

  3. Monique Diplock

    Ohh, 6 days after Uni starts back, that should make things interesting!

  4. Jamie Klingensmith

    So excited to do this! This will give the perfect push to finish my first draft!

  5. Erin Foster

    Sounds fun! Happy to participate in this one. 🙂

  6. Shelina

    So glad I found you again. Oh my goodness, I had no idea you were doing this kind of challenge and the buttons are a nice touch! You’ve always been an encouragement to me. I’m signing up today.

  7. Shancurty Ignacio

    Heya, can I still join if I write in a different time? The challenge will start at nighttime in our place. Is it best if I can do it in the morning and submit my progress after? 😀 Thanks!

  8. Ali Winters

    Thanks for this challenge! It was so much fun, I’ve never written so much in one day before!

  9. Lewis Williams

    Do I upload the story?

  10. Jessica

    This is a really fantastic idea! I just missed this last challenge, but I’ll keep my eyes open for the next one. Those pins are super cute, too!

  11. Linda Hamonou

    I have a crazy schedule tomorrow but I’m totally going to try!

  12. Phoebe Ross

    Joining at some point early in the morning! Hoping to revise 10k words tomorrow! Considering I haven’t written or revised a single word this month, this should be interesting! LOL

  13. Antonio

    I never received the email for the Dec 29 challenge 🙁

    • mandilynnwrites

      If you signed up for each challenge via email, then you’ll always get the emails. Make sure to also check your spam folder.

  14. Elira

    Can’t wait to get started! I might have writing sprints with my accountability partners

  15. Antonio

    When should we expect the stickers from the January challenge? I submitted the survey that evening


    Thank you so much for your help in this video is very interesting and I am very appreciate it and I am visiting in detail what you are doing now that is the only thing I am looking for your daily routine exercise and practice speaking with you. thanks again for your time with me.


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