kaige68 (kaige68) wrote in 1_million_words,

It's beginning to look a lot like ... The end of the year!

Well hello there!

It’s is fast approaching that time of year again! That’s right! SWAP OF JOY! Are you as excited as I am? HA!

The 1_million_words Swap of Joy is a chance for us to do for each other. It’s an opportunity for each of us to say thank you for all the cheering and support that is what makes this comm wonderful! It’s an occasion to stretch a bit and MAKE EVEN MORE WORDS! And you know how I feel about more words! ;)

This year we are going to change things up a bit. Instead of H and I deciding what who gets who, we’re going to have anyone who wants to participate post a Joy list. You have from now until the end of October 15th to post your Joy list (the form is below). We ask that you do not use links in your Joy lists, and use a rough limit of 10 options. Comments are screened so go wild!

Some time on the 16th we will post the Joy lists without names, and we’ll be asking you to claim a Joy you’d like to fill. We will ask you to list 3 Joys you could fill (first, second, and third choice). Claim comments will also be screened. Joy claims will be filled on a first come first serve basis. We will PM you each to let you know which Joy is yours to fill. We would like to have you each think about sticking a toe or an entire foot out of your comfort zone. Wouldn’t it be fun to say thank you with a new adventure for yourself?!?

The other change is that we are going to be asking you to sign up for posting dates as well. We are looking for the Joys to be posted from December 1st to December 15th. And we’re not going to tell you who’s Joy you’re making, we’re going to let you each shout out that it’s you when you see the post! That's right! It's a Secret Swap of Joy!

1 – If you sign up with a Joy list you must claim a Joy to fill.
2 – Joy fills can be written or graphic. Written Joy fills should be a minimum of 1,000 words. Graphic Joy fills should be a minimum of a wallpaper or 10 icons.
3 – Joy fills must be beta read. And to be fair, we’re asking that if you make a graphic, you run it by someone as well.
4 – Each Joy should be an individual post to the comm and not a comment (you can post elsewhere and post a link post at the comm.).

We will be looking for pinch hitters as well, but we’ll hit you up for that when we do the claims.


Sign ups are now closed :(

For further questions please PM either kaige68 or haldoor

Update: There has been some confusion about the last item in the list, and there have been some answers that I love! So let me tell you what I'd put in that: Clumber spaniels, Fall scenery, anything about coffee addictions, a wallpaper of words!
Tags: admin: mod post, challenge: swap of joy

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