3 is the Magic Number for Nov. 2013 Challenges #NaNo #SlapDash100

November 2013 Challenges

One challenge at a time is probably enough for most people, but NO… I have to complicate things. I have two challenges lined up for November: NaNoWriMo and the Slap Dash 100.

So… a little about each:


I signed up for NaNo first. The goal of this challenge is to write an entire novel in one month, but you get credit for finishing if you write at least 50,000 words. I signed up once before, I think, in a previous year, but didn’t get far.

This year, I have a new project to work on and I’m determined to finish. Since the novel I’ll be working on is a political thriller, the finished length should probably be somewhere around 100,000 words. That number was just too scary though, so I set my goal at 90,000. That comes out to 3,000 words per day. Yeah, that’s a reasonable goal. I can do that.

But I’m going to be sitting on my butt typing for hours on end, and that’s not good. So I jumped at the chance to get involved when Sadie announced…

The Slap Dash 100

To win this challenge, you run, walk, jog, swim—whatever—a total of 100 miles during the month of November. Everyone who meets the goal gets entered into a giveaway at the end of the challenge. In order to get to 100 miles by the end of November, I’ll have to walk 3 1/3 miles per day every single day.

The Magic Number 3

OK, I’m not superstitious, and I don’t believe in magic. But 3,000 words per day and 3 1/3 miles—that’s a lot of threes!

Oh, and it gets worse.

3 1/3 miles = 3.3333333 (Yeah, it goes on forever!)

And, if I had the guts to set my writing goal at 100,000 instead of copping out at 90k, that would be…

100,000 / 30 = 3333.3333333 (Again, it goes on and on.)

So I’ve decided that three is my number for November. Maybe I should spin around three times before I sit down to write, just in case.

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