Post by Bobo The Bard on Oct 3, 2012 14:42:21 GMT -5
I just had a thought. It may be too late for this, but I was thinking that we could turn this into a year long challenge. Instead of doing 100 sketches in 100 days, maybe we could sort of "reboot" each year, and start a new session...so, like, 2013 would be a new start for 100sketches. That way, everyone has 365 days to do 100 drawings, and anyone who wants to try another session has a marked milestone for when they can start...and it'll be like everyone is doing it together, instead of having a bunch of different times.
What do you think? This is just a random idea I had, just throwing it out there.
I definitely like the idea of a set start and end date. It goes against the whole NaNo ideal to have it be just "draw 100 drawings whenever you can." Even though that's what I'm doing, of course *shame* But 100 in 365 days doesn't seem like a lot either... I don't know, I feel like maybe a shorter challenge would be more likely to get people. And if it's tough, I think people will be more likely to want to do it; that's the whole idea of NaNo, a seemingly impossible, high-intensity, big output, low timeframe, deadline-ridden marathon at sprinting speed. I don't know. What do you think?
Post by Bobo The Bard on Oct 5, 2012 13:21:53 GMT -5
Well, the reason I said 365 days is that we're still letting people win once they reach 100 drawings, regardless of how long it takes them. I do think having set start and stop dates would be good, but maybe 1 drawing per day might be a bit too much. Then again...it would be more in sync if everyone was 'on' the same drawing on the same day...and 100 days does provide that high intensity sprinting feeling, and unites everyone...so maybe we should instead have more than one session in blocks of 100 days, but each with set dates?
That's true... I like the idea of multiple sessions. That way, it will be the intensity if you want, or it could be more relaxed if you wanted to stretch it over two or three sessions. Flexibility is always good. So, maybe we could start January 1 and do 100 days through January, February, March, and part of April, then break until the beginning of May. Then 100 days through May, June, July, and part of August, then break until the beginning of September. Then 100 days through September, October, November, and part of December, and start again the next January? Then we would have the stability of a sort of monthly schedule while still being flexible.
Okay, so we'll start the new thing on January 1. I will try to finish my 100 sketches before then! And I will try to keep getting the word out. Hopefully a more rigid format like this will make people more likely to join in!