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This ... Challenge is the most rewarding thing that I have ever been a part of—the pivotal moment my novel needed. I enjoyed the feedback, and reading how much others were enjoying what I was writing. If you haven't joined us yet, you should really consider it!”
The Challenge pushed me to write more than I ever have before—every day—which in itself has given me so much pleasure. I have made a start on my very first novel, which is something I'd always thought only other people did! The sense of pride and personal achievement is immense. I have made some new friends who share my enthusiasm and excitement in the process.
I am convinced that this month will absolutely stand out as one of the high points of this year for me.”
I don't think I've ever wanted to work so hard for something before. I'd written for hours on the last night of the Challenge trying to hit that 10,000 word mark, and I am so happy that I managed to get through and finish.”
I thought to myself that if I committed to this Challenge, I'd force myself to finish my book. I was so nervous just looking at the blank document. Then the first line came to me, and I was off!
As I wrote, I could see scenes in my head and I typed them up. I was really doing it! I was writing! Sometimes it would be challenging to keep up the word count, and some days I couldn't write at all. But in the end, I finished the Challenge—mentally exhausted, but so very happy. It was the first complete story I had finished.”
Just about! Most of our writers are working on fiction novels, but not all. For a little more detail about genres, please see Is any genre allowed? in our general FAQ.
Do I have to post my writing publicly?
You do not have to post your material publicly in order to complete the Challenge, but you would be missing out on half the fun! Feedback from readers and other writers can be especially useful and informative at this stage.
Is the 365-Day Indie Author Challenge free?
Yes! Our Novice Plan is totally free, for all 365 days.
Our Apprentice and Master Plans include many more benefits to help you write an excellent novel. Have a look at our Challenge Mastery Plans to see which one is right for you.
Not sure which Plan to choose? Start with our Novice Plan, and you can upgrade later.
Do I have to choose a Plan now, or can I upgrade later?
If you're not sure which Challenge Mastery Plan you want, or you want to try out the Challenge first, choose the Novice Plan now, and you can upgrade after the Challenge starts.
Either way, go ahead and grab your ChapterBuzz Pro membership now. You'll need it to save big on our Challenge Mastery Plans, and it also comes packed with benefits to help you be successful on ChapterBuzz!