Yesterday, we woke up to a foggy morning in the mountains of western Maryland. What writer doesn't feel inspired by a foggy morning?
While I struggled through some funky plot issues and pregnancy-induced fatigue, Roseanna galloped her way to over 13,000 words by the end of day. (She might phrase this differently, but that's what it seemed like to me as I kept staring at my scene thinking, "Okay ... so ... now what?")
I still finished the day with 10,000 words and a plot twist that I really liked, but I did more of an army crawl to the 10k mark as opposed to a sprint.
Both of us are getting pretty close to typing "The end" over here, which is always exciting. And it's fun knowing that so many of you are writing together as well.
It's not too late to join in! If you haven't been around for one of our word wars, here's how it 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 Wednesday and will end tomorrow 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.To get in, you'll need to email goteenwriterscommunity(at)gmail.com)