Monday, August 14, 2017

August 2017 Word War: Day One

Jill here. Our last summer word war starts NOW!




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. (If you apply to join, leave me a comment on the blog so I can get you approved.)

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 begins today and will end Friday night. 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. 

I'll be working hard with you today, though I'm still cutting words from my slightly-too-epic epic fantasy.

What are you working on?

28 comments:

  1. Since I just started school, I don't know how often I'll be able to participate, but I will certainly try! I'm also at a hard place because I'm more to the end of an edited story.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good luck with school. Is today your first day?
      Hopefully you're able to accomplish your goals. :D

      iviewrites.blogspot.com

      Delete
    2. Thanks, Ivie!
      Hopefully you accomplish your goals, too. :)

      Delete
  2. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to participate (this week I leave Texas to go home, pack for college, and then head to college at the end of the week), but I'll try. I do need to finish this Snow White retelling, after all.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What, who would ever want to leave Texas?
      Just kidding (mostly). Good luck in college.
      And good luck with the snow white retelling. I've seen lots of bloggers working on that. :D

      iviewrites.blogspot.com

      Delete
  3. If anyone wants to war with me, this is how I'll be doing it this time:
    I'm going to write what I can this week and keep track of how many words I've written. I'll add all the words up at the end of the week. Then, I'll post the total.
    I wanted to do something differently this time. ;) Anyone?
    God Bless!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll do it with you! :)

      Delete
    2. Can I do it with you as well? :D

      Delete
    3. I'll do it as well!

      Delete
    4. Wow! This is going to be cool. Good luck guys! If anyone else wants to join, you are more than welcome! The more the merrier as they say. If motivates you more.
      Do we all want to do this as a big group, or as pairs?

      Delete
    5. Thanks!! A big group would be fun.... XD

      Delete
    6. That's what I'm thinking. :)

      Delete
    7. Sounds like fun, I'll join in!

      Delete
    8. Sounds good! I can't wait to see how this turns out. ;)

      Delete
    9. I would like to join as well! But I didn't quite understand how and where haha can someone please explain? I didn't understand how I eneter the war at all 😅 (English is not my first language so sorry for any grammatical errors)

      Delete
    10. Okay, here I'll explain. You can do a word war on the GTW Facebook page, or you can have mini wars with others in the comments. We're doing a mini word war, but decided to do it as a group. We write as much as we can this week, and at the end of the word war week we post the total amount of words we've written. Then, we see who has written the most.

      I wish I should learn another language, but it seems so hard! lol God Bless. ;)

      Delete
    11. Oh, oops. It ends Friday. Sorry about that!

      Delete
    12. @Nina, the other thing you can do is set an allotted time, say 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM, and you war with someone until the time is up and see who has the most words.

      So some wars are daily and others might be weekly. You can have multiple throughout the day and week.

      I'm not warring, I just wanted to explain. They seem to be doing it during the full week. That can make it more motivating, I think.

      Hopefully y'all achieve your goals. God bless. <3

      iviewrites.blogspot.com

      Delete
    13. Sounds like fun! I think I'll join too :)

      Delete
    14. Woah, there are so many people!!!!! This is great! XD

      Delete
  4. I don't know if I will be able to get much writing done this week (moving out in a week and a half) but I'll sure try!

    Also, Jill, can you let me in the Facebook group? It's Sada Wright. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I wrote about 550 words of the first chapter of my first draft this morning, but the writing wasn't flowing and I just couldn't write anymore. After planning for a great first writing day, I got thrown off, but I'm not going to let this break me. Tomorrow morning I'll be coming back to my writing ready to fight for my story.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome. Good luck, and I hope you get deep into your story and lots of words written!

      Delete
  6. I know it's late, but does anyone wanna war from :30-:45? :)
    -Emma-

    ReplyDelete
  7. yesss i love these word war weeks <3

    3,499.

    ReplyDelete

Home