The world's fastest FAQ:
Do I have to start on January 6th?
Do I have to type "the end" at the end of the manucript?
So just writing 67,500 words counts?
Yes. Most novels these days are longer than that, anyway, so if you're starting from square one, you might not finish on time. That's okay. You'll be so close to done by then that if you don't finish afterwards, we will mock you.
Will there be another round after this one?
What do I have to do to participate?
Write an average of at least 750 words a day for 90 days on the same project.
Do I have to start a new project?
What do I get if I finish?
Who will track my progress?
You will. There will be a daily post to comment on and crow. There will be a weekly post to out yourself on if you failed.
If I don't make wordcount, who will make sure I report it?
Only your own dark knowledge of inner cowardice. But if we notice you not turning up for roll-call, we will probably mock you behind your back.
What do you get out of this?
I lose a month's vacation. I'm just here to make atheilen do her homework.
What's the purpose of this?
Making atheilen do her homework. Or, you know, teaching people that writing books is mostly about getting their butt in the chair.
Are there any other rules?
Can I work on a revision or a short story collection or a bunch of different projects?
That's between you and your God. Why on earth would I have control issues about what you're writing? On the other hand, if you work on seventy different projects, you will be defeating the purpose of, you know, having most of a novel done three months from now, so I sort of think you're wasting your time and continuing bad habits.
And we might mock you.
Can I work on other things while I work on this?
Dude, why should I care? I have a novella due April 1st. You can bet I will be working on two things in tandem.
What's this about, then?
Bitch. Who died and elected you God?
What makes you think I'm in charge of anything?