Jill here! As Stephanie mentioned, today we're kicking off a six-day word war here on the blog.
Today is my travel day. I am driving to Tahoe right now. That means you all get a big head start on me! I'm looking to be settled in the hotel sometime this afternoon. I'll check in with you then to see how you're all doing. Can't wait!
Is this the first you've heard of a word war? If so, here are the details:
This word war is a friendly competition to motivate participants to type as many words as possible between now and Tuesday the 14th.
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. So start when you want to and write as much as you can. There are no hard and fast rules. This is about encouraging each other and writing a lot of words. It's that simple.
How you can connect with each other:
1. You can connect in the comments section of the blog. There will be a post every day and a final word count post on Wednesday. So post your final word counts every day. Or post them in segments, if you prefer. Something as simple as "Just wrote 1,000 words in the last hour!" is fine. Seeing everyone's posts will help to encourage each other in knowing that we're all hard at work.
2. If you want to break the time into smaller word wars, you can post that in the comments section too. For example, you could arrange a word war from 1:00 to 2:00 with a few people. You could also do that on Twitter using the hashtag #GTWwordwar 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 Stephanie an email telling her so that she can get you approved right away.)
Happy writing, everyone! Can't wait to join see how many words we write!