I was recomended the 1k1hr challenge yesterday and was instantly intrigued by the idea. For those of you who haven't heard of this before, it's a daily challenge on Twitter where the aim is to write 1000 words in 1 hour, once the hour is done you post your word count with the hashtag #1k1hr. I've heard it's a great way to motivate yourself on projects, homework and stories, as well as a great way to discover other fellow writers in the same boat.
I did the challenge for the first time today and just managed to get 1,058 words down.
It's crazy when you're up against the clock and the time ticks away, is it just me or do you find that when you realise your hour's almost up you start to write like your being held at knife point?
I'm highly competitive naturally and beat myself up when I've failed a challenge. I hate losing. The fact that the last ten minutes was spent with me literally free-flow writing shows just how much time I take thinking about re-wording and prettying words up. It's an interesting eye-opener for me and actually I'm more than determined to beat my word count tomorrow.
Give it a shot, I honestly recommend it. You'll find that while it's fun, it's also addictive and very productive, especially when you're trying to meet deadlines!
You can keep track of my challenge progress on my twitter (click on the icon below), but I'll also be making the effort to post my word counts on here too!