Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Writer Recharge!


Several of the writers whose blogs I follow are doing a Writer Recharge this month, and with so many things on my plate writing-wise, it's the perfect time for me to join in! Here are the details in case you do too:


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, 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 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:

Your 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. 



My goals for the month:
-Stick to my brand new writing schedule (Tuesdays and possibly Fridays are my writing marathon days)
-Revise my "Big Sister" (still untitled at this point) story after it is workshopped
-Finish writing "House" (again, still untitled) story
-Draft my long travel essay (15-20 pgs)
-Write/revise/submit my short travel essay (750-1000 words)
-Write critical paper on THE CORRECTIONS once I finish reading the book

Basically, this is just a broken down look at my syllabus for the month of February. Posting about my schoolwork will (hopefully) give me the motivation I've been lacking this semester. I haven't been this excited about the stories I've written in a while, so hopefully that means something good! 

Thanks for the motivation, Writer Recharge ladies! Anyone else joining? :)

6 comments:

  1. I love how specific your goals are, Kaitlin. Thanks so much for joining us for the Recharge. We're rooting for you!

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    1. Thanks Katy! I like small/specific goals because I can put them on a post-it note and cross them out when I finish. There's something SO satisfying about scribbling out things once you're done! :)

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  2. Great goals! Glad that you're coming along for the ride. See you at #WriterRecharge!

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    1. Thanks Sara! I'll definitely be scrolling through the hashtag on Twitter...everyone is so supportive! :)

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  3. Great goals! glad to be aboard the #writerrecharge train!

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    1. Thanks Kim! I love all the motivation and support all the writers give each other. <3

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