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Commonly asked questions:
Q: Why 85,000 words?
A: The average length of an adult novel is 85,000 words.
Q: Why choose January through March for the writing challenge?
A: The spirit of the New Year strengthens the resolve to write. It’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere, a good time to “hunker down” to focus on a large project. There are no major holidays in the first quarter of the calendar year to compete with writing time. Ninety days gives you plenty of time to complete a rough draft should life interrupt. And here’s a bonus: April is a 30-Day Finish month. If you don’t finish your novel by March 31, spend time in April finishing up, or, get a jumpstart on editing before the 60-Day Edit begins on May 1.
85K Writing Challenge: Embracing the writing life by advancing the practice of productive writing from first word to first reader.