#WriterRecharge Wrap-Up

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It’s February, which means it’s time for Writer Recharge!

Once again hosted by Alison Miller, Liz Parker, Elodie Nowodazkij Sara Biren, and myself, Writer Recharge is your chance for a four-week jump start in the middle of a cold, dreary winter. Set goals for yourself, check in once a week, and connect with other recharging writers. Find all the details HERE.

#WriterRecharge Wrap-Up

  • WRITE/REVISE – By the end of February I want to be done drafting my WiP, Stars Like Dust, and I’d like to have started addressing the revision to-do list I’ve made for it. –> Success! Honestly, I wasn’t sure this was going to happen (and it definitely wouldn’t have without #WriterRecharge), but with the help of sprints with some awesome writer buddies (Jaime, Lola, Alison, Tracey, Sara, Rebekah — THANK YOU!) I managed to type THE END on Wednesday — yay! I’ve already started to attack the revisions I know I need to do, and I’m hoping to have this story off to my CPs in the near future. 

  • READ/REREAD – I’d like to read at least four books in February, at least one non-contemporary, and at least one a non-YA. –> Success! I read I Was Here by Gayle Forman, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson and I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios. Find reviews all four novels HERE
  • STRETCH – One of my Thirty Before 35 goals is to write something that’s not contemporary YA, so I hope to start brainstorming what that something might be. I have some vague ideas, but writing anything outside the realm of Real Life is a big stretch for me, which means this project is going to require a lot of musing. –> Success! I have a legit idea and some backstory in mind, and I’ve watched a few documentaries as research. I’m pretty excited, and I’m feeling inspired. I plan to start plotting next month. 
  • SELF – I’d like to pick up yoga again. I’ve been slacking over the last several months, and I hope to practice at least twice a week. –> Success! I practiced yoga at least twice a week (sometimes three or four times a week) all month. Hoping to keep it up into spring.
  • CONNECT – Ooh, this one’s easy! I’m headed to West Virginia for a weekend-long writing retreat. I’ve never done one, and some of my favorite writing friends are coming! –> Success! The writing retreat I went on was amazing, and I cannot wait to do another!
  • FUN – My daughter and I are going to start a quilt this month. Even if we only make it to the store to choose fabrics… it’s happening. –> Success! We’ve picked out fabrics, and we’ll start start cutting and sewing sometime in March. 

Did you participate in Writer Recharge?
If so, thanks so much for joining us!
Don’t forget
 to visit Sara’s blog to link your wrap-up post!

Good news! Sara has put together the most adorable care package (pictured below and including: a cream scarf, a mug, Earl Grey tea, Pink Pineapple nail polish, Beachy nail polish, a 4-pack of Always Anna notebooks, and notecards). Anyone who has participated in #WriterRecharge via Twitter or their blog will be automatically eligible. Winner to be drawn March 6th!

Recharge Prize Pack


21 thoughts on “#WriterRecharge Wrap-Up

  1. Jaime Morrow says:

    I’m so impressed with what you accomplished this month, Katy! Success in all categories! I sort of tanked on a number of my goals, BUT the biggest one for me was writing, so I’m super thrilled about meeting that one. I’m very curious (nosy?) about this new project idea of yours. Can’t wait to hear more about it. Thank you so, so much for the writing sprints this past week. Honestly, I’m not sure I would have met my goal without them. Looking forward to keeping it up! 😀

    • Katy Upperman says:

      Thanks, Jaime! As soon as I nail down this new project (and write about 25K so I know it’s going to stick!) I’ll share more. I’m super excited about it. 🙂 And yes — yay for writing sprints! Ours have helped me SO much!

  2. Alison Miller says:

    I’ve already told you this, but I’ll tell you again. 🙂 SO so happy you finished your draft! CANNOT wait to read! And can’t wait to see the pics of this quilt you and C are making! Congrats on all the successes, lady! Woohoo!

    • Katy Upperman says:

      I cannot wait to send you this story — though, I’m sort of terrified, too. I’m extra anxious for you to read the end. I think it’s my best effort at a conclusion yet, but you’ll have the final word on that. 🙂 Thanks for all of your support, as always. ❤

    • Katy Upperman says:

      Ooh, maybe I’ll email you about my SNI once I attempt to plot it. I feel like you have the right sort of creativity to be invaluable with brainstorming this one. 🙂 I had a blast writing with you last month, Liz. Let’s keep it up into March!

  3. Sara Biren (@sbiren) says:

    Oh wow, you had such a great Recharge! I’m so proud of you for getting to The End… and all your other successes. Way to go! And thanks for helping host once again. Best of luck this month!

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