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Topic: Anyone for the 3 Day?
Posted By: catrad
Subject: Anyone for the 3 Day?
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2019 at 8:50pm
4 weeks from today is the 3 Day Novel Contest- my long time addiction. Wondering if anyone else on here will be joining me this year. Last year they were veeeeeery slow with results. They still haven't announced the winner. But with that disclaimer, it is a great time for a writer and there's a wonderful 3 day community.

If you haven't heard of this, it's Labor/labour day weekend. Honor system. Your write and edit a novel in just three days (generally novella length 35k words is typical). Each year 1 winner gets published.

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Posted By: amlewi08
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2019 at 10:19pm
lol, that seems very intense. 



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Posted By: Charlie72
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2019 at 12:54am
I’m tempted!  I’ve never written a novel but this sounds oddly, horrifyingly, fun.


Posted By: LindaNZ
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2019 at 2:01am
Shocked

Madness! And yet, like Charlie72 says, sounds oddly fun. Nothing like a deadline. 

Will look out for it next year and keep my calendar free. 

Have you ever produced anything you really liked during the competition Catrad?


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Posted By: catrad
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2019 at 7:44am
I've done it about 10 times and ended up with a couple of viable books. It's always a great experience. Once you know you can write a book in 3 days, anything seems possible.

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Posted By: fredfromfeatherston
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2019 at 11:11pm
Do you have a link to the website for it? Sounds fun. 


Posted By: catrad
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2019 at 11:23pm
https://www.3daynovel.com/" rel="nofollow - https://www.3daynovel.com/

Also there is a community on abebooks. look in the forums for 3 Day chat 2019

It really is great fun. Highly addictive.

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Posted By: Talia
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2019 at 12:57am
That sounds terrifying and absolutely fun. I've never heard of that before.


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Posted By: Zelda
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2019 at 2:38am
Oh wow. You get a publishing deal? Are there any prizes for second place and beyond, or is it just the publishing deal for the one person? Question
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Posted By: Zelda
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2019 at 2:44am
I just read this on their site: 

How do I get through this alive?

Read the  https://www.3daynovel.com/survival-guide/" rel="nofollow - Survival Guide . Remember to eat once in a while. Beyond that, we can’t help you.

LOL

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Posted By: akirchoff
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2019 at 11:56am
I've been working on a novel for like six months, it's hard to imagine writing one in 3 days! Especially if I had to work those days. 


Posted By: ChristiLB
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2019 at 4:54pm
Sounds like a lot of fun but I have to build up to it for sure. These 1000 weekend competitions are stressful enough for me right now haha. I'm saving the link though, because I'm sure there'll be a time when I feel up to it. :-) Thanks for sharing.

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Posted By: Noiryn
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2019 at 6:00pm
I was tempted, but sadly I don't think my schedule would let me participate. :/ 


Posted By: AineKnees
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2019 at 8:11pm
Ha ha, this sounds mental!! 
I don't think my work schedule will let me do it but it sounds like a mad blast! Enjoy!  Tongue


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Posted By: S.L. Hill
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2019 at 7:53pm
this is incredibly tempting to me but I am also terrified 

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Posted By: Zelda
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2019 at 8:11pm
I looked them up on FB, and they have a really bad reputation for months'-long radio silence. Last year, they claimed they'd announce the short list in October. They never got around to it until this past June. And people have complained that they never answer emails, which I too can attest to, because I sent them an email asking a few questions (like, what if you're in a different time zone?), and they've never answered. (It's been a few weeks.) I'm thinking I'm not going to do this competition. Smile (I'm still adding an emoji because my posts glitch otherwise... smiles all around!) 

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Posted By: catrad
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2019 at 8:39pm
Can't disagree with anything Zelda said, but will add that it is incredibly fun and I have been doing it for ten years+. Despite the frustrations the last couple years, I'll be back at it Labor Day weekend. The adrenalin rush and sense of accomplishment when you finish a novel in three days is probably akin to what a marathon runner feels crossing the finish line.

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Posted By: Zelda
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2019 at 11:27pm
Originally posted by catrad catrad wrote:

Can't disagree with anything Zelda said, but will add that it is incredibly fun and I have been doing it for ten years+. Despite the frustrations the last couple years, I'll be back at it Labor Day weekend. The adrenalin rush and sense of accomplishment when you finish a novel in three days is probably akin to what a marathon runner feels crossing the finish line.

We'll cheer you on!! Clap Woo hoo!

Has it ever caused you writer's burnout? That's another concern I have. 


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Posted By: catrad
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2019 at 11:56pm
Originally posted by Zelda Zelda wrote:

Has it ever caused you writer's burnout? That's another concern I have. 


Actually, the opposite. It's like a writing recharge (at least for me). The ideas start flowing, and I get jazzed up about writing. There are moments of despair along the way, but working under a deadline, forces you to push through and keep going. Also chocolate helps. And coffee.

When I emerge after, I can tell by people's expressions, that I am totally insane and people are not sure whether to back quietly away, or run screaming.... But that after-writing euphoria makes it worth potential commitment.

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