Friday, June 16, 2017

June 2017 Word War: Day Five

Shannon here!

I hope you're all enjoying your summer break. I mean that. I hope you're enjoying the sunshine and the water. I hope you've got your eyes wide open looking for adventures. I hope you're busting your behind at a summer job or heading off to summer camp. I hope you've found something or someone who could use your strong arms and wily brains. I hope you're squeezing the life out of every sunshine-laden minute.

And, of course, I hope you're making some time to write it all down.

This is it, folks! The last day of the June 2017 Word War!

What's a word war? 
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. Sometimes these are also referred to as "word sprints."

How does it work?
Write as much as you're able to today, and when you're done, leave a comment in this post about how the day went. You can share how many words you wrote, stumbling blocks, a favorite line you wrote, whatever you want!

You can also start mini word wars in the comments section of this blog, or on the Go Teen Writers Community Facebook group.

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 write. Hopefully you'll be meeting new writers and deepening friendships as the war goes on!

How long does it last?
This word war began Monday and will end TONIGHT at midnight Pacific. It's a come-and-go, write-when-you-can style of war, so it's never too late to join, and you don't have to participate every day. 

Write on, my friends!


  1. Hit 6500 words yesterday. Hoping to get 6K today as well!

    1. Wow, that's awesome. Great job!

  2. Sadly, I did not get any writing done yesterday or today. Though I do have a lot of ideas for my WIP. :)

  3. I didn't get any writing in today because I was enjoying time with my family. And you know what? That's more important. However, I am a little disappointed since it was the last day. I am going to take little sprinting habits with me from now on. I feel like it made me productive in a short amount of time.

    Thanks, y'all, for this lovely week of word war. Great job to everyone who gave it their all.

    God bless y'all.

  4. I had a thought spring into my head late last night. Like....midnight or a little after, so, that counts. Technically. Lol
    I wrote 131 words at that moment, and I think I wrote a little sentence of eight words. It was either then or this morning. Lol, I can't even remember.
    I got...a teensy bit done. Lol
    Good job to all of you this week! You've done great. :)

  5. Got about 1500 words today. It was a super busy day but I'm okay with that word count :)

  6. Awww, I missed this completely :(. I've been traveling over the past week and didn't check the blog until just now. Oh well. I'll just have to beat what everyone else has already done! But not tonight haha, I need to sleep because of this thing called changing time zones.

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    1. Awesome job!

  8. Yay! I'm a little bit late to the party, but hopefully I'll have time later today to word war.

    Speaking of which, I just applied to the Go Teen Writers Facebook group. I'm not really sure how it works, but I sent the application, that it?