Monday, 2 June 2014

Ready. Set. Write! 2.0

Guess what, guys?  It’s that time again!

Last summer, Ready. Set. WRITE! was a huge success, so Alison Miller, KatyUpperman, Jaime Morrow, and I have decided to co-host it again. For anyone who missed out last time, Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer long writing intensive. The purpose of RSW is to set goals, write/revise/plan like crazy, and keep one another accountable.

We’re going to approach things a bit differently this summer, seeing as last year was kind of a trial run. This time we’ll be checking in on Mondays. That way we’ll be setting goals at the start of every week. Makes sense, right?

The other big change is that we’ll be using headings for our posts. This should help minimize the time it’ll take to blog/comment and maximize on writing time instead. We had a ton of people participate in RSW last year, which is awesome, but that really added up in the commenting department. Since the point of RSW is to facilitate writing, we want to make this aspect as quick and easy as possible, while still encouraging everyone to cheer each other on.

For each heading, we’ll be limiting our answers to under 2-3 lines and suggest that other participants do as well. Then it’ll be a quick hop, skip, and a jump through the blogs until everyone is done commenting and onto writing.

Here are the headings:

How I did on last week’s goal(s)
My goal(s) for this week
A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writer’s block, etc)
Something I love about my WIP

And if you choose to participate in RSW, remember that encouraging your fellow writers is a big part of it. We want to motivate one another to have the most productive summer possible! Leave comments on other participant’s blogs and the encouragement will come right back at ya!

To join in the fun, just sign up each week on the linky at one of the hosts’ blogs. Ready. Set. WRITE! will kick off on Monday, June 9th and end on August 25th. Please note that on week one we’ll only be posting our goals.

Stay tuned for info on giveaways and be sure to watch Twitter for #readysetwrite writing parties. In the meantime, gear up for Ready. Set. WRITE! by setting some goals, imagining your next writing project, or visualizing where you want to take your current WIP! Spread the word and the fun! And make sure you check out the lovely selection of RSW buttons, courtesy of Jaime!

Click here to see a full selection of 2014 buttons on Jaime's blog!


  1. LOVE the heading for this post! And love that we're doing this again! So excited!

    1. I'm excited too! Thanks for inviting me to co-host again! :)

  2. Count me in - I definitely need motivation to write during the summer!

  3. This is going to be really good! And now I'm off to a running start with the words I wrote last night. :-)

    1. Yes, I feel like we kicked off our summer writing with a nice chunk yesterday! This summer is looking up in the writing department! :)

  4. Ooh this looks like fun. I might have to do this...

    1. You totally should! We had a great time last summer, and it was awesome motivation for getting lots done! :)

  5. This sounds like a brilliant idea, is it too late to sign up??