A few fellow writers - Sara Biren, Katy Upperman, Alison Miller, Liz Parker, and Elodie Nowodazkij - are hosting a motivational writing challenge this month called Writer Recharge. I jumped at the chance to join in because lately I’ve been lacking in the motivation department. I blame the cold, snowy weather that makes me want to curl up and nap instead of write…
Here’s what the girls had to say about the challenge:
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!
And here’s how the month will play out:
- First week of February: Post your goals for the month on your blog, website, or Twitter. Use the hashtag #WriterRecharge. Link your blog post here.
- Every Monday in February: Update your progress via your blog or twitter. Link your blog posts on 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.
My biggest goal is to stay focused (my word of the year) but in terms of a concrete goal, I’d like to write 12K words this month. That equals 500 words a day for the rest of the month, starting today. Even if I don’t write every single day, I want to have 12K more words by February 28. Right now I’m at at little over 3K in my WIP, so that’ll put me at 15K.
That’s it. Productivity all the way! I’m excited to get my words down, cheer other writers on, and benefit from the motivation and inspiration that’ll come from this challenge. Word sprint, anyone?
Are you in??