Writer Recharge (AKA: Getting My Sh*t Together)

Writer Recharge

So, I saw this on my friend/CP Rebekah’s blog and decided this was exactly what I needed. This time last year I had a full first draft of The Art of Breaking. And not just a draft, but a draft that I LOVED. And a draft I finished in only 2.5 months. This year my NaNo project is still in progress. Very SLOW progress. And I needed something to get my ass in gear. Which brings me to…

From the kickass organizers:

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 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 on Sara’s blog.
  • 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 goals for February:

  • Finish the first draft of How to Take a Life (hey, it’s only another 20,000-ish words; totally doable, right?)
  • Seriously flesh out the plot for Cupcakes 2 (’cause Harper and Mason need to have their own happy ending)
  • Stop stressing over agents who have my manuscripts (repeat: stressing doesn’t help a damn thing!)
  • Soak up all the awesome of the Djerassi YA Writer’s Retreat with Nova Ren Suma (and Rebekah!)

12 thoughts on “Writer Recharge (AKA: Getting My Sh*t Together)

  1. kiperoo says:

    So nice to meet you through #WriterRecharge! You can totally do this, especially since you’ll be at Djerassi, wow! I am so envious! I went to a 2-hour workshop Nova led at NESCBWI last year, and she was amazing. Best of luck meeting all your goals!

  2. I am so glad you are doing this with us! Online accountability helps with the getting your sh*t together! You can totally do all of these things, and we can keep each other extra accountable in Cali. Plus write ALL THE WORDS.

    • You do so many fun weekly blog hop type things! I’m excited to be participating in this one. And yes, we will keep each other on track and write all the words next week!

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