Writer Recharge

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:

 Alison Miller, Liz Parker, Elodie Nowodazkij, Sara Biren & me!

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 personal goals…

I have a revision to finish, friends!

I completed the first draft of my YA contemporary (working title Good Girls — I suck at titles) back in October, and now I’m trying to make sense of it. I’m about halfway through now, but the hard part’s only beginning. I need to make some Big Decisions for my characters, and nail down their motivations and goals. I’ll also need to read back through and do some texturizing and polishing. My goal is to work at least four hours on weekdays and at least two hours every weekend to have a readable draft ready for my CPs by the end of February. 

We hope you’ll join us! Set your goals and link them at Sara’s blog

We’ll see YOU at #WriterRecharge!

Also… holy crap! The Seahawks won the Super Bowl!!!!


19 thoughts on “#WriterRecharge

  1. Elodie says:

    YAY! You can totally do this, Katy…The Seahawks winning the Super Bowl, you finishing your revision this month…great things happening this February!
    (and I cannot wait to get an email with your manuscript!)

  2. Alison Miller says:

    Yay! So glad to be revising with you again! Fingers crossed we can swap stories at the end of the month!

  3. Liz Parker says:

    Excited for you! Looking forward to revising/polishing together this month! Thanks for your kind remarks on my blog 🙂 I’m excited, too. Nervous. But excited.

  4. Stephanie Scott says:

    I’m looking forward to this. I made so much progress last summer from Ready Set Write–like, unbelievable progress that changed my outlook on writing. That sounds extreme, but I’m serious! I didn’t think I was a write everyday type of person, but I can be.

  5. kiperoo says:

    Yay! So glad to find all these other revisers out there! Sounds like you’ve already made great progress, so sending you good vibes to keep up the momentum!

  6. Sara Biren (@sbiren) says:

    Ooh, sounds like you have some challenging work ahead of you! Perfect timing for this – we’ll keep you in line. 🙂 Thanks for joining in on the Recharge. Good luck with your goals – and congrats on the big win!

  7. Cynthia says:

    Saying hello from #WritersRecharge. Good luck with your revision. Reading your description of what the revision process means to you, I liken it to getting a manicure- you’d need to clip away excess material, polish and smooth out the character and plot, and there’s the base coat (first draft), color (main story), and the top coat (your final revision), Good luck!

  8. prerna pickett says:

    I’m one of those people that prefers revisions to first drafts. Having the bones of the story there while you figure out all the other stuff makes it easier, in my opinion. Good luck!

  9. Kaitlin Bartlett says:

    I’m so in! 🙂 Gotta get my motivation back to where it was before my winter break from school!

    Can’t wait to see you rock your revision goal! You’ve got this, Katy! ❤

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