Shannon here. YOU GUYS! I'm nearly 200 pages into my edit and I am so excited. I'm cutting words now, trimming things up so they look all pretty, but these past few days have had such a huge impact on my story. PLUS! We're having far too much fun for three girls who are supposed to be holed up with nothing but words and chocolate chip cookies. Tahoe has been very good to us.
And we're checking up on you guys whenever we can! Again, our WiFi situation is complicated. But, we're SO STINKING PROUD OF EVERYONE giving this thing a go!
Keep writing, friends. We're almost there.
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 words in a designated period of time.
This word war began last Thursday and will end tomorrow night. 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 #GTWwordwar 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 Stephanie an email telling her so that she can get you approved pronto.)
Looking forward to a long day of writing with you!