Maybe not every goal was met, but many, many successes were had this month. Augustus is blushing to the roots of his hair with pride! [Okay, so his hair is blushing, too… my p/s skills are not the greatest.]
So…here are the successes I know about:
- Deniz B. finished a short story
- Shari G. finished her first draft
- Deb A has written 10,000 words and is closing in on the end of her draft
- Deb also got her daughter safely married off — no small feat in a crazy-busy month!
- kc got two rooms cleaned out AND made headway on my work-in-progress
- J. Colyer body-slammed her goal EARLY
- James M made huge strides toward his word count goal
- Kathleen L finished the story she was working on
- Tricia B nailed her first draft with a full day to spare!
HOORAY ALL!!!! Take a minute to just bask in the glory of accomplishment. If you listed a book you’d like to receive as your prize when we began a full month ago — I’ll be emailing you to get your deets. Way to go!
But who have I missed? Scott? Tyner? Lois? Jacquie P? Bonnie N? Katherine W?
There’s a bunch of you I haven’t heard from yet. If you didn’t quite get where you wanted to go, don’t fret. Every single participant made forward progress toward goals big or small. So share the joy!
Now here’s the important bit:
The idea of #ProjectAugust was to do find a fun way to motivate ourselves through the dog days of summer. But a very cool side-effect is the benefit to some others who can really use it. So, just to be clear, let me state this again:
EVERY goal met, big or small, weekly mini-goals included, means a donation to the Thistalalh Library in Bella Bella. This small BC town has been beset with hideous challenges lately, from losing their library to fire, to vandalism at the school. On behalf of #ProjectAugust, I’m sending a big box of books made up of a title for every goal achieved, PLUS a cash donation [$10 per mini-goal] to the library. The books will be my own titles plus a few others, and I’m hoping some of my writer buds will kick in a few titles for kids, too, so we can send a honking big box of word love to the folks up north.
So please — let me know your successes big and small in the comments here, or over on twitter or Facebook so that we can finish #ProjectAugust in style! I’ll take a picture and upload it here when I’ve got the box ready to go.
Thank you for taking part — none of this could happen without your interest and HARD work. I feel so happy to have been a part of such an amazing crew. Well done!