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 sarabiren.com.
  • 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!

 

11 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  3. awesome! Definitely going to participate!

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  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 :-)

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

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  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. :)

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

    http://valialind.blogspot.com/

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  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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