Monday, February 3, 2014

#WriterRecharge Challenge for February 2014

Copy and pasted from Sara Biren's blog:

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!

Writer Recharge 2014
Your hosts and cheerleaders: Katy UppermanAlison MillerLiz ParkerElodie Nowodazkijand 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 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.

So here is my goal for this month:

Revise/write the next 10-15 chapters for my WIP.

Some writers can crank out thousands of words by the day. Right now, I'm not that kind of writer. Managing a number of responsibilities outside of my writing life right now (e.g. two young children), I am just waddling along in my journey to be a published author. But I hope to get there someday.

On Twitter, I'm @CynthiaSociety

What are your goals for February?

14 comments:

Nicole said...

Whew, yes, January was a rough one. Thanks for this little boost!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I can't do thousands of words a day. Between 500 and 1000 is my speed.

Pat Hatt said...

This damn snow just won't go away haha sure you'll reach your goal

Sara Biren said...

So glad that you'll be joining us! I get the 2 young children thing. Mine are 10 and 6. As my mother always says, it might not get easier, but it does get different. Best of luck with your goals!

Valia Lind said...

Hey that's a great goal! The busyness of life is a huge obstacle, but you can do it :) Good luck!

http://valialind.blogspot.com/

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like a great goal. I'm like you. I have too many other responsibilities to write a ton in any month, at least right now. Good luck with your goals!

H.M. Brooks said...

I think staying consistent is what counts as a writer. Word counts don't matter as much.
Good luck with your goal!

kiperoo said...

I totally agree with the others. Consistency will get the job done, and sounds like you have a great goal for the month. I agree also that it definitely gets easier as the kids get older. My twin girls are six, and there's already a huge difference between last year or the year before (or when they were babies obviously!). Anyway, good luck this month!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

That sounds like a good goal - specific, doable, forward progress. You can do it! :)

Katy Upperman said...

I'm revising for #WriterRecharge, and I'll be rooting you on as you write and revise. Best of luck meeting your goals!

Michael Louie said...

Joined the challenge. Thanks, Cynthia - I NEEDED THIS.

Also posted my goals on my blog. It's more of a year goal, but I broke it down in smaller steps :)

Kim Smith said...

I joined the challenge too! nice to meet you!

Medeia Sharif said...

Awesome. I'm not going to join any challenges for a while, but I like the idea of this one and hope to do it next year.

bethaniehardie said...

I'm in on it too, such a good idea. Good luck with your goals!

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