Join us for a month of #WriterRecharge!

Writer Recharge

January is in the books and you’ve had to deal with:

a) polar vortices
b) ice storms
c) mountains of snow
d) gray skies and general malaise
e) all of the above

We thought our writer friends might be in need of a little boost. A jump start, if you will. A recharge.

We’d like to invite you to join us for Writer Recharge 2014, a month-long motivational challenge similar to last summer’s Ready. Set. Write! So many of us benefited from setting goals, connecting with other writers, and social media-based accountability. So, hey, let’s do it again! Whether you’re delighting next to the crackling fireplace of a Shiny New Idea with a warm cup of tea and a sleepy puppy at your feet or spinning out on the ice-covered roads of revisions in an attempt to avoid the snow-packed ditch, we want to write with you! What do you want to accomplish this month? Hit a daily word count? Revise a certain number of pages or chapters each week? Complete a draft by the end of the month? Let’s get this party started!

Writer Recharge 2014

Your hosts and cheerleaders: Katy UppermanAlison MillerLiz ParkerElodie Nowodazkij, and Sara Biren

The timeline:

  • First week of February: Post your goals for the month on your blog, website, or Twitter. Use the hashtag #WriterRecharge. Link your blog post at
  • Every Monday in February: Update your progress via your blog or twitter. Link your blog posts at Sara’s Monday posts.
  • Throughout the month: Use the hashtag to connect with other writers, have writing parties, and cheer one another on!
  • February 28: Post your final update via your blog or twitter.
  • Anyone who uses the hashtag or links their blog posts will be entered to win one of 5 query or 3-chapter critiques.

Sound easy enough? Set your goals and get started! We’ll see YOU at #WriterRecharge.

My goals for the month?

  • Follow a writing schedule (I need to write 5 days a week)
  • Revise 8 chapters of my YA thriller DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL (two chapters a week)
  • Write 10 000 of a new YA contemporary romance (companion of ONE TWO THREE) called ALWAYS SECOND BEST (I need to update my projects’ page very soon).
  • I need to work out at least twice a week. How is this writing related you may ask? Well…my word for 2014 is balance and making sure I get some exercise in will help me with my balance and thus, with my writing. 🙂

Can’t wait to cheer you on! 🙂


  1. kiperoo says:

    Ahhhhh, thank you for putting this together. I REALLY need this! Will be joining you all, but in the meantime, wow, you have super-impressive goals, my friend! You can do it!

  2. katyupperman says:

    Ooh, I love the title of ONE TWO THREE’s companion story. Best of luck getting a strong start to it! Looking forward to being all kinds of productive with you this month, friend!

  3. teribelle says:

    Hahah!:) I like to see another person’s writing schedule looks like mine. However, I am not able to stick to it like I did when I was in my old place. But I think we need a schedule to work. Mine currently is: Finish reading a book for a book review (overdue); finish contest piece due on Deb. 28th with a $25.00 reading fee; finish first draft of novel. Just those three things this time. Normally it is five but those three are enough. I am also checking to see if a magazine article is showing on a website that I did. Hopefully with a nice cup of tea or something I will finish some more writing.

  4. Cynthia says:

    Good luck with your goals! I don’t know what Always Second Best is about, but I can’t help but to feel some sympathy for someone who is “always second best,” if that’s who your main protagonist is.

  5. Fida Islaih says:

    Good luck!! It’s awesome seeing exercise on your list. It helps keep our energy up and then we will be able to write! Lol! (:

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