My bags are packed, and I'm catching a flight to Baltimore this morning for a writing retreat with Roseanna White!
With baby #3 arriving in October, this is my last solo trip for quite a while, so I'm a bit giddy and also determined to write a LOT of words while I still can.
I hope you'll be able to join us these next few days! Here's how the word war works:
What it is: 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 yesterday and will end Monday night. It's a come-and-go, write-when-you-can style of war, so it's never too late to join!
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 war 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. Or you can challenge each other to word wars. There is 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 Community Facebook Group. (This is a closed group, so if you're not a member, you can apply to join by clicking here.)
I'm hoping to hit 5,000 words today; how about you?