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 http://www.sarabiren.com/2014/02/writer-recharge-challenge.html
  • 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! 🙂


18 thoughts on “Join us for a month of #WriterRecharge!”

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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