Can you believe it's December 1st already? Where in the world has 2019 gone? Pretty soon we're going to be tracing the footprints the year has left behind in our lives and reflecting on where we've been and where we'd like to go from here.
Okay, that introduction contained some not-so-subtle hints about what this month's challenge has in store. Put on your thinking caps and get ready for . . . FOOTPRINTS! I'd like to offer a huge shout out to the wonderful Tyrean Martinson from the IWSG for coming up with this prompt!
Please note that we're posting earlier this month. December tends to be a busy month full of holidays, festivals, family and fun, and we're hoping that by posting a week earlier, everyone will be able to enjoy the challenge and the festivities.
Since December is a holiday-rich month, you may feel the urge to go in that direction with your entry. Or you may decide to do something completely different. Whatever you choose to write will be welcome, as long as it isn't erotica.
There is no separate sign up now.
This post is just a gentle nudge for you to get thinking about the way you want to spin the prompt. Feel free to visit the main Challenge page for ideas. Or not. Perfectly fine either way.
Post your entry on your blog as normal. Indicate the level of feedback you desire by adding the critique codes. Don't forget to include the Challenge badge and Write... Edit... Publish... in your blog post title.
The main Challenge post goes live on December 11th at 00.00 hours NY time on this site. Add the URL of your FOOTPRINTS post to InLinkz directly on the main post.
The InLinkz SUBMIT button closes after December 13th 23:59 NY time.
Read and comment on the participating blogs, taking into account the level of feedback the writer requests. Please note that you must make an effort to comment in order to have a chance at winning. In the past, we've had to take wonderful entries off the shortlist because the authors did not make the commenting rounds. Please don't let this happen to you! If you can't read all posts (especially this month), we understand, but please read several and encourage each other in our writing.
In January 2020, multi-published author J.L. Campbell is offering a 3-chapter critique prize to the winner. If you're the winner and have no WIP, you have the option of passing it on or asking for a critique of a short story or flash.
Best-selling author J.L. Campbell is an award-winning writer who started writing seriously in 2004. After having three novels contracted by small publishers in 2010, Campbell opted to self-publish two collections of Jamaican-themed short stories in 2011.
Campbell is an editor and workshop presenter who writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, women's fiction, new and young adult novels and is the author of over thirty books.
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And next up we have the first challenge of the new year! It's hard to believe, isn't it? For more info, check out the Challenges page for 2020.
And as a reminder, here is a list of all the challenges for the upcoming year.
Where will footprints take you in the December challenge? - @TheIWSG @DeniseCCovey https://writeeditpublishnow.