We're still just within the first week of the challenge and I know some of you are still working on your outlines, your research and figuring out your characters and settings. Fortunately, previous Chapter Book Challenges have had some very helpful posts for this first week of the challenge.
Here's a list (with links) of just some of those helpful posts for you to read if you think you might need help with these early stages of writing your story.
Word Counts, Timers and Chapters by Melissa Gijsbers
Breakdown of Daily Word Count Goals for the Chapter Book Challenge by Rebecca Fyfe
Outlining and You by Patti Larsen
Research for your Novel by Rebecca Fyfe
Plotting and Planning your Book and Character Development by Rebecca Fyfe
Structuring your Story by Adam Wallace
Crafting Convincing Villains by Julie Anne Grasso
Planning your Story: A Checklist for Success by Roz Morris
Writing First Pages by Rebecca Fyfe
How to Outline your Novel Before You Write by Rebecca Fyfe
I hope one, a few, or all of these previous posts will help you if you are having any difficulty in getting started.
We rarely get this far into ChaBooCha without at least one give-away. So today, I'm going to offer something handmade. Everyone who is signed up for the Chapter Book Challenge and comments on this post will be entered into a drawing for a charm book mark (similar to the one shown above, but not necessarily the same). The drawing will occur at the end of the month and the winner will be announced in a blog post on March 31st.