Stephanie here! As I mentioned on Tuesday, today we're kicking off a five day word war here on the blog!
This word war is just a friendly competition where we'll see how many words we can write between now and the end of Monday. While some word wars are shorter (fifteen minutes or an hour) and strict, this will instead be a come-and-go, write-when-you-can style of war.
Like I won't be able to write until about 4:00 today, after I've run some errands and picked Roseanna up at the airport for our annual writing retreat. And some of you may have started last night because you're in a different time zone. No problem! This is about helping to encourage each other and trying to stay focused, not about perfection.
Couple of options for how to connect with each other:
1. You can do it in the comments section of the blog. Something as simple as "Just wrote 1,000 words in the last hour!" is fine. There's strength in being able to encourage each other and in knowing that others are hard at work too.
2. If you're wanting to break the time into smaller word wars, you can post that in the comments section too. Like you could arrange a word war from 1:00 to 2:00 or something. You could also do that on Twitter using the hashtag #gtwchat or on the Go Teen Writers Facebook Group (this is a closed group, so if you're not a member yet, apply to join and then shoot me an email telling me so that I can get you approved pronto.)
Happy writing, everyone! Can't wait to join you later this afternoon!