It's finally here.
We're writing up a storm from 4:00 a.m. to midnight PDT.
Twenty hours (almost) of opportunities to connect with others, meet goals, and get your words "on paper."
We'll be writing from the top of every hour for fifty minutes. In the interest of health, we've planned a ten minute break at the end of every hour for walking around and other physical necessities. (If you need to work on a different schedule, say around breaks and lunch at work, that's fine. Keep track of your progress and, when you get a chance, let us know how you're doing.)
During that ten-minute break, you're welcome to post your word or page counts and anything else in the comment section here at the blog or on our Facebook Event page. (No other electronic "stuff" which might end up being a time sump and stealing your planned writing time!) We'll tally numbers and post them every hour. Or so. Heck, we'll be writing, too!
We've made our first goal-a hundred commitments to join us during the day.
We're hoping for at least a novella-length combined word count. (I'm betting we can get a novel's worth of word count.)
You can commit to hours or only a fifteen minute block of writing time. Just follow through on your goal. That's how you finish a book. And today is a chance to make headway on finishing your book. As Laura Drake says, "You can't sell a book if you haven't finished one."
So let's support each other and make this fun. Because it can be, with a community. Writing is, by nature, a solitary endeavor. That doesn't mean you have to feel alone. Join us.
Here's your dance card:
Laura Drake will start the party from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Fae Rowen's on duty from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Orly Konig-Lopez will be onboard from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Jenny Hansen runs totals from noon to 3:00 p.m.
Fae Rowen is the clean-up batter from 3:00 p.m. to midnight. (Yes, I plan on getting a lot of writing done!)
Of course, we'll all be checking in throughout the day, even when we don't have "formal" responsibilities.
You can let us know you're writing as you begin, or you can share what you've accomplished when your writing stint is finished.
Today's the day.
Write Up A Storm.
Share your experiences in the comments.
Fae Rowen discovered the romance genre after years as a science fiction freak. Writing futuristics and medieval paranormals, she jokes that she can live anywhere but the present. As a mathematician, she knows life’s a lot more fun when you get to define your world and its rules.
Punished, oh-no, that’s published as a co-author of a math textbook, she yearns to hear personal stories about finding love from those who read her books, rather than the horrors of calculus lessons gone wrong. She is grateful for good friends who remind her to do the practical things in life like grocery shop, show up at the airport for a flight and pay bills.
A “hard” scientist who avoided writing classes like the plague, she now enjoys sharing her brain with characters who demand that their stories be told. Amazing, gifted critique partners keep her on the straight and narrow. Feedback from readers keeps her fingers on the keyboard.