Jill here! As I mentioned in this post, today we're kicking off a five day word war here on the blog!
I typed 819 words this morning. Now I have to break to drive my daughter to her grandma's house, so I will miss a chunk of the day. But I'll be back this afternoon to check in with you all and to keep on writing!
Is this you've heard of a word war? If so, here are the details:
This word war is a friendly competition to motivate participants to type as many words as we can between now and Friday.
While some word wars are shorter (fifteen minutes or an hour) and strict, this will instead be a come-and-go, write-when-you-can style of war. So start when you want to and write as much as you can. There are no hard and fast rules. This is about encouraging each other and writing a lot of words. It's that simple.
How you can connect with each other:
1. You can connect in the comments section of the blog. There will be a post every day and a final word count post on Saturday. So post your final word counts every day. Or post them in segments, if you prefer. Something as simple as "Just wrote 1,000 words in the last hour!" is fine. Seeing everyone's posts will help to encourage each other in knowing that we're all hard at work.
2. If you want to break the time into smaller word wars, you can post that in the comments section too. For example, you could arrange a word war from 1:00 to 2:00 with a few people. You could also do that 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 right away.)
Happy writing, everyone! Can't wait to join see how many words we write!