It was so fun yesterday seeing everyone's progress in the comments section. We'd like to be responding more but, as Shan said yesterday, we have limited WiFi access. (There's a Starbucks in the lobby with free WiFi, so we come down here if we need to, say, publish a blog post.)
Here are a few snapshots from yesterday. This is the view from our hotel ... if you stand at just the right spot. Otherwise it's a parking lot and other hotels.
We started our day with a Starbucks run and then got to work:
After a few hours, we were desperate for some calories and went for breakfast-for-lunch at the local staple, Red Hut:
And here I am, rocking my Royals tee and the Rainbow Loom bracelet McKenna sent with me:
Jill had a killer day of over 6,000 words. Shan is in edits, but because she was working on adding some important scenes, she came out at 4,000 words for the day. I, however, went the opposite way in my edits and cut about 1,500 words as I reworked scenes.
We can't wait to see how your day goes!
If you're just joining us on the word war (or if today's the first you've heard of it) here's a quick recap:
A word war is when you and another writer (or in this case, lots of other writers!) compete to see who can write the most words in a designated period of time.
This word war began last Thursday and will end on Tuesday night. It's a come-and-go, write-when-you-can style of war, so it's not too late to join us!
The goal is to buckle down and focus on our manuscripts whenever we can, make good use of our writing time, and encourage each other as we do. Hopefully you'll be meeting new writers and deepening friendships as the weekend goes on!
Here's how you can connect with each other:
1. 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. 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 me an email telling me so that I can get you approved pronto.)
Looking forward to a long day of writing with you!