Judge Julie! Yup, it IS that time of year again!


You may recall, I’ve donned my judging hat a couple times now to oversee the stiff writing competition that a certain couple of authors like to entertain us all with.

First time, it was just for kicks.

Last year, it was to push themselves through NaNo even faster than ever.

This year, they’re using NaNo as the boost again, but this time there’s a new spice to add to the flavour.

Yep, because a THIRD contestant is stepping up to the starting block, convinced she can knock the two-times-winner off the podium.

So, who wants a peek at this trio of insane nutters then?

Look below.

Yes, at the gates, we have:

Jocelyn Adams:

Reigning Champion and author of many titles including the Lila Gray Trilogy.

Emi Gayle:

Reigning LOSER Runner-Up and author of The 19th Year Trilogy.

L.S. Murphy:

Newbie who has no idea what she’s letting herself in for and author of contemporary romance A Reason to Stay and YAPNR Reaper.

We’ll also be changing up the guidelines a little bit.

You see, in the past, the winner has been whoever hit their 50k (per NaNo rules) mark first.

THIS YEAR, it is whoever has the highest word count at NaNo’s end, sans any starting word count for their WIP’s that have already been declared.

Also in the past, the LOSER runner-up has been forced obligated to send chocolate to the winner, as well as blog about their ineptitude and the fact they lost to this person who is more awesome than themselves.

Whereas, THIS YEAR, the prize at stake is …. $2. Yep, each of the LOSERS runners-up will each be forced obligated to forward $1 each to the AWESOMEST WRITER winner.

To clarify, here are each of the contestants deets:

NAME: JOCELYN ADAMS

NOVEL TITLE: RAISING WINTER

START WORD COUNT: 5237

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NAME: EMI GAYLE

NOVEL  TITLE: PERRY ROAD

START WORD COUNT: 12738

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NAME: L.S. MURPHY

NOVEL TITLE: FULL COUNT

START WORD COUNT: 0

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And here is a list of MY rules that MUST be obeyed:

At November’s end, all three contestants shall submit TO ME (oh, the power) their manuscripts for validation.

Final word counts shall only be approved upon confirmation of an actual story and not a craptapular repetition of words or phrases just to make word count.

Winner shall be officially announced beginning of December.

LOSERS!!!!!!! Runners-Up will also be required to blog in early December bowing to the winner’s awesomeness and admitting their defeat to the world as well as cough up the goods pay their dues.

Cheating shall be snickered at highly discouraged and may result in lots of private laughter disqualification, dismemberment, and public disgrace.

Ladies, your time started at one minute past midnight this morning, so …

Let the madness commence!

Good luck! You’re gonna need it. 😉

How about you guys–how are you ramping up NaNo this year to make it more fun?

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10 thoughts on “Judge Julie! Yup, it IS that time of year again!

  1. I can’t wait to see who wins. I think anyone who starts there WIP in NaNo and finishes regardless if its at the end of Nov…Awesome! I wish them all good luck.

    Julie, I wish you the best in NaNo! Yes, I’m calling you out. Lets get to it! 🙂

    1. I couldn’t agree more. And I’ve made a start, Katherine. I wrote almost 600 words this morning to start me off. That’s the more than I wrote in the entirety of October. Good luck yourself. 🙂

  2. This is going to be soooooooo much fun. I can already feel those crisp dollar bills in my hand. Oh, wait! $1 US … what’s that translate to them there Canadians? She’s not going to send me funny money is she? 😉

    1. Bills, pfft. Not that you’ll see it, anyway, but it would be a shiny golden loonie! And ours is worth more than yours right now for a change. 🙂

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