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Last night I participated in a word sprint through the new blog YA Buccaneers. For those of you who have never heard of a word sprint, it's where you write like crazy for a set amount of time (usually between 30 and 60 minutes). You can set a goal or just see where your word count ends up. At the beginning and end, you post a status on Twitter, saying your goal and what word count you wound up with at the end. (#YABwordsprint)
YA Buccaneers hosted two word sprints last night, and I decided to join in. I'd been tiptoeing around a scene ALL DAY and just needed to go for it. I wound up writing 1,313 words, probably the most I've ever written in an hour. Needless to say, I'm a fan of word sprints now.
If you're interested in participating, keep an eye out on the YA Buccaneers Word Sprints calendar. They're planning more soon!