After a summer of very little writing time, it was a relief to get into my story and find that I still loved it and that I still knew how to put words on a page. I wrote 33,614 words between Thursday and Sunday and will return home a very happy writer.
Roseanna had some record breaking days during our time at the cabin. Yesterday she was charging toward the finish line too and wrote 18,700 words to hit the end. It was pretty epic.
We celebrated our finished manuscripts with delicious ice cream and sleep:
Today is the last day of the word war, and I wish you all a very happy writing day!
Also, tomorrow The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet will be available for FREE in the Kindle store. If you haven't already downloaded the ebook, tomorrow will be a great time to do so.
What it is: 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 Wednesday and will end today. It's a come-and-go, write-when-you-can style of war, so it's never too late to join!
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 war 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. Or you can challenge each other to word wars. There is 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 Community Facebook Group. (This is a closed group, so if you're not a member, you can apply to join by clicking here. You'll also need to email the moderators: goteenwriterscommunity(at)gmail.com.)
Good luck today!