Stephanie here! I can't believe the insane amount of word warring going on here on the blog. It's so fun watching you guys encourage each other and bond over story ideas.
Here are a few photos from writing time yesterday:
|I love writing retreats. My Vivofit fitness band, however, isn't a fan. She's been very angry with me.|
|I'm smiling because I don't know I'm going to get blocked about a thousand words from now...|
|One final push...|
I struggled my way to a smidge over 10k while Roseanna breezed her way through 11,078. She might not describe it as "breezed' but it sure looked that way from where I was sitting. All I know is, I was doing a lot of sitting and staring at my screen while she typed. We have another full day of writing around here before we return to our regular lives.
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 in a designated period of time. This word war began Thursday and will end tomorrow. 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 #gtwchat 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.)