Monday, February 3, 2014

Writer Recharge!

January is in the books and you've had to deal with:
a) polar vortices
b) ice storms
c) mountains of snow
d) gray skies and general malaise
e) all of the above

We thought our writer friends might be in need of a little boost. A jump start, if you will. A recharge.

We'd like to invite you to join us for Writer Recharge 2014, a month-long motivational challenge similar to last summer's Ready. Set. Write! So many of us benefited from setting goals, connecting with other writers, and social media-based accountability. So, hey, let's do it again! Whether you're delighting next to the crackling fireplace of a Shiny New Idea with a warm cup of tea and a sleepy puppy at your feet or spinning out on the ice-covered roads of revisions in an attempt to avoid the snow-packed ditch, we want to write with you! What do you want to accomplish this month? Hit a daily word count? Revise a certain number of pages or chapters each week? Complete a draft by the end of the month? Let's get this party started!

Your hosts and cheerleaders: Katy Upperman, Alison Miller, Liz Parker, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Sara Biren

The timeline:
  • First week of February: Post your goals for the month on your blog, website, or Twitter. Use the hashtag #WriterRecharge. Link your blog post at
  • Every Monday in February: Update your progress via your blog or twitter. Link your blog posts at Sara's Monday posts.
  • Throughout the month: Use the hashtag to connect with other writers, have writing parties, and cheer one another on!
  • February 28: Post your final update via your blog or twitter.
  • Anyone who uses the hashtag or links their blog posts will be entered to win one of five query or 3-chapter critiques.

Sound easy enough? Set your goals and get started!

As for me, I'll be setting my goals and updating via Twitter. I don't know about you guys, but I've had a rough couple of months - revision-wise, writing-wise, life-wise (more on this in a future post *sigh*) and I need this recharge like my fourteen-year-old needs her iPhone.  I'll set some daily goals, join in as many Twitter writing parties as I can, but my overall goal is to kick this revision's ass. I want to be beta-ready, like, yesterday. :)

You with me? Head on over to Sara's blog, sign up, set some goals, and we'll see YOU at #WriterRecharge!



  1. Looking forward to revising ALL THE WORDS with you this month, friend. Glad you're feeling better, and I hope your week is better than your weekend. I'll be revising off and on all day. Tweet me if you want company!

  2. Alison, you can do it! I hope you are having a good Monday, and that whatever had you down is firmly beneath your shoe this morning. Looking forward to this month!

  3. awesome! Definitely going to participate!

  4. For some reason, my earlier comment got eaten up...Hope you´re feeling better and sending ALL THE HUGS your way. Looking forward to getting things done with you :-)

  5. Looks like it's revision central for many of us! Best of luck kicking yours in gear this month!!

  6. Girl, you got this - and you have some bad ass writers behind you to cheer you on! Glad to have you along for the ride. :)

  7. Definitely understand the rough couple of months. *hugs* But yay for goals and a new month!! You can do it! :)

  8. I feel like I haven't visited your blog in a long time. How have you been?
    Sometimes the challenges we face outside of our writing lives can certainly take a toll on our productivity and our motivation to write. Hang in there, and I look forward to hearing more about your goals.


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