Hey, everybody! It’s time to kick off Ready. Set. WRITE! Recently, Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, Elodie Nowodazkij, Jaime Morrow, and I announced that we’re hosting a summer writing incentive, and we had a great response from many of you. If you missed that post, you can find it here. If you were one of the people who said “Heck ya!” then it’s time to start making some goals, putting pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, or whatever it takes to get that story from your head to the page! We’d be ecstatic if you’d join us in our writing endeavors over the next two months or so!
Just to recap, here’s how it’ll work:
Purpose: To set and meet goals for wherever you’re at in the writing process, whether that’s drafting or revising. If you plan on writing flash fiction or short stories, that’s great too!
Timeline: Today is the kick off, but tomorrow is when you’ll commit to your first goals. Please join us for What’s Up Wednesday, and mention your initial goals in the “What I’m Writing” section of your post. You can take whatever approach works best for you: weekly, monthly, or overall goals. Each week during What’s Up Wednesday, you can update on your progress and set new goals. Feel free to include excerpts from what you’re working on, either gush or rant about your WIP, and cheer one another on!
Ready. Set. WRITE! will continue throughout the summer and end on August 28th. We hope it will provide some great accountability and encouragement for everyone involved, so please join us for as many weeks as you can!
But wait! There’s more:
Twitter parties: We’re going to try to host a weekly writing/revising party on Twitter. Basically, we’ll choose a time for people to start writing, then come back later and recap our progress. Use the hashtag #ReadySetWrite.
In order to do this we need to be connected on Twitter. Below is a list of our Twitter handles, and if you plan on taking part in the writing parties, please leave your handle in the comments, so we can follow you too. This will be a great way to spur everyone on toward meeting their weekly goals! I’m new to Twitter (yes, I live under a rock), so go easy on me if looks like I don’t know what I’m doing (actually, I don’t).
Our twitter handles: @alisonmiller20
Giveaway: Not only will this be fun, but we’re hoping it will provide some extra incentive to some lucky writer! About halfway through July we’ll be giving away a writer’s care package with all sorts of fun stuff in it. Please keep track of your progress and be prepared to update on Rafflecopter. You’ll receive points for things like setting goals and achieving them, plus spreading the word about Ready. Set. Write! More details will be announced closer to the date of the giveaway.