Monday, February 3, 2014

Writer Recharge

The fabulous Katy Upperman, Alison Miller, Liz Parker, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Sara Biren are hosting this fabulous event.

Here are the details:
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 Nowodazkijand 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 here (below)
  • Every Monday in February: Update your progress via your blog or twitter. Link your blog posts on myMonday 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 five query or 3-chapter critiques.

My goals for February are
- Get my first draft of the new project (still unnamed) by Valentines' Day.
-Start Revising
-Revise half of first draft

I might have to edit these as the month goes along. With the way the story is going, it might take longer to get the first draft done. My main goal is to make it to 50k by V-Day.


  1. Glad you´re joining us! Looking forward to cheering you on :-)

  2. It's tough sometimes just to come up with realistic goals, but even if you change them over the month, at least you are working toward something tangible. I find looking at a calendar helps to visualize how many days I have to get to X goal.

  3. So glad you're on board with us! I look forward to a month of productivity and accountability (I need it!)

  4. Whew - Valentine's Day! That's right around the corner! So glad that you're going to join us. Best of luck with your goals - we're behind you all the way!

  5. Saying hello from Writer Recharge. Good luck with getting a first draft by Valentine's Day! That's really ambitious. I'd be lucky if I can get two chapters done by this weekend.

  6. Your goals are awesome, Prerna! Thanks so much for joining us for #WriterRecharge... I'm rooting you on!

  7. Make 50k? Phew - have you started yet?
    Nice goals!

  8. Oh, you are ambitious! Best of luck to you in making huge progress!