Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Writing Countdown Challenge, Day 62

Well, here goes with a big writing challenge! I have a kids' devotional book to write, and I'd like to complete it by May 1. I have 62 days until then, and need to write between 2 and 3 pages a day to make that happen. I need to write 113 actual daily devotional pages, and then prepare other assorted pages like projects, recipes, memory verse pages and coloring pages for a total of 141 pages in all.

For today, I got some organizational work done and began the Internet research for this project. I decided on one of the memory verses I will use and also chose a verse for the first page I'll write.

Perhaps someone else has a challenging project -- cleaning, a craft project, a home improvement project, etc. that they would like to complete by May 1. If so, feel free to join me in this challenge. We can cheer one another on!


  1. I've been watching your challenges since your Christmas one, and admiring your organizational skills so much! Now, the writing one . . . I would LOVE to write a book, and I have an idea, but scared to death to try it or make it public that I'm even thinking about it (which I'm kinda doing here! LOL).

    I do have a cross stitch project for my husband that I've been working on for YEARS, literally. His birthday is at the end of May, so a May 1 finish would give me time to get it framed for his birthday. I just might challenge myself on that, but it would be pretty boring to others to chronicle a cross stitch project every day!

    You've at least got me thinking now!

  2. Hi Susan!

    I've been meaning to tell you that I *love* your new photo. That color is very becoming to you!

    Oh my, I am humbled to think you are admiring my organizational skills. They are very much a work in progress! Learning more and implementing more about time management is one of my ongoing prayer requests for myself. I've found that these challenges have been a way to keep me accountable in using my time wisely.

    As far as writing a book -- you could absolutely do it!! For as long as I've been reading your blog (and it is one of the few I read regularly -- there just isn't time to read all the good ones I'd like to), I've been impressed with how well you write. You have the ability even in your posts to tell a story well, putting in important details and leaving out the unnecessary stuff. So I say, go for it!

    Of course, one could never finish a book in just 2 months (at least I don't think one could unless one did nothing but write!). I can do this with the devotional books because they are very short and I have them printed locally. Even at that, I'm really cutting it close this year, but I'm trusting with the challenge before me, I'll get it done. The sailors don't need the books until May 16, so it should work out fine.

    I think the cross stitch project would make a fine challenge for you to use in this time frame. It's such a good feeling when you finish something that's been ongoing for years!

    Thanks for stopping by my kitchen table! Please stop in again soon!

    God bless,

  3. Thanks for your encouragement, Mrs. T! I've never considered myself a writer, but so many people have told me that I write well . . . and I have a couple of interests that could be developed into a small book . . . and I could definitely **talk** a small book . . . that I'm seriously considering it. Non-fiction. I don't have the imagination and attention to detail for fiction.

    I really do need to get the cross stitch out again. It's a pattern with lots of detail, so it takes attention and time.

    And thank you for the compliment on my picture. My husband chose the color of my sweater. He chooses colors that I wouldn't, and they always suit me.

    Keep the challenges coming - I love to see what you've accomplished each day!


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