Happy New Year, Writers!
It’s a new year and another chance for us to write ALL THE WORDS!
I pledge to be better at this. And I hope… Like really, really hope I can’t get more people involved. This could be such a fun thing, if I could just get it to grow.
So, the way this works is…
From today, Thursday, January 5th through Sunday, January 8th, you, me, whoever, writes or aims to write 10,000 words. Broken down that’s 2500 words a day for 4 days. It’s a lot, or it sounds like a lot. I’ve been averaging about 1000 words a day this week on revisions. I’d like more.
I have several WIPs going and haven’t decided yet which one I’m going to pull out and try to make some progress on. Yet. I’ll have that decided by the end of dinner.
There is a Linky at the bottom of the post where you can add your name and website, blog, etc…
You can grab the button from the sidebar if you’d like for your own site or for social media. The hashtag is #10kweekendsforwriters
Invite your friends or your enemies. I don’t care. I’d just like to have a crowd of people this year join in.
Leave a comment with what you’re working on or just with your starting word count. Or, leave a comment on social media (don’t forget the hashtag #10kweekendsforwriters) with your starting word count and throughout the weekend with your progress and with your final word count on Sunday evening.
If you have questions, feel free to ask.
Otherwise, get writing!
Are ya gonna play with me? Write with me? Cheer me on?
What do you mean, no? Meanie…
Okay, seriously… Who’s with me? Yeah, I know it’s the weekend before Christmas, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get our write on a little bit, does it? Of course it doesn’t!
10,000 words or however many you can manage with your hectic holiday schedule. Me, I have no plans but to write. Well, college football bowl games start Saturday, so… But, I can still write.
And write I will. There’s another holiday book to get out to whatever readers want it!
There’s about 9000 words left to write on this book. I can crank that out.
#10kweekendsforwriters on social media… For support and cheering on.
Comment below with your starting word count and come back Sunday night with your ending word count.
Add your name to the Linky below as well.
Have fun. Add words.
(And one of these damn days, I’ll have other writers to play with and I can stop talking to myself!)
Are you ready to write?
I am. I have the timer set and I’m ready for the words to pour out from my fingers to the pages in Word.
I’ll be working on finishing up a holiday release called Just A Kiss…At Christmas. It will get finished this weekend. It will be published before Christmas. It might kill me, but it’s going to happen. I need between 7K and 10K words on it.
So, let’s get to it, shall we?
#10kweekendsforwriters on social media.
Grab the graphic from the sidebar if you’d like for your blog or website.
Add your website or blog to the Linky below.
Add a comment with your starting word count today and on Sunday evening with your ending word count.
Spread the word. Please. I look completely pathetic doing this pretty much alone every weekend.
Most of all… Have. Fun. Writing.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted this challenge and well, that’s my bad. I try to do it every week, but I get busy and with Thanksgiving 7 days ago, I was a little busy.
But I’m back at it and that means you have a chance to be back at it, too.
I am working on finishing up Christmas Wishes for release, then I’ll be working on finishing up the writing for Just A Kiss…At Christmas, and the revisions for The Swing.
What are you working on? Do you need word count? Well… If you didn’t just write the hell out of NaNoWriMo and need to get to work before Christmas actually does get here, why not join me this weekend?
The rules are simple…
Add your name to the Linky down below.
Leave a comment of your starting word count today.
Use the hashtag #10kweekendsforwriters on social media to stay in touch.
Grab the button on the side to add to your blog if you want.
Come back Sunday evening and comment with your final word count of the weekend.
So, let’s write!
Last weekend was a huge bust for me. I didn’t even get half the word count I was aiming for. Strep hit it’s high point with me on Saturday afternoon and didn’t let up for me until Sunday evening. I’m still recovering. I haven’t slept more than 3 hours at a time in a week and a half. This is getting old, people!
I know some people are doing NaNoWriMo this month and if you are one of them, I wish you the very best of luck. I haven’t participated in NaNoWriMo in several years because I never have anything new to start in November. I’m hoping, though, that one year I will.
10K Weekends for Writers is my own challenge that I open up to other authors to come and write and aim for a specific word count: 10,000 words in 4 days. Doesn’t sound like much. Really, it doesn’t. But amid all the goings on on weekends, it can be difficult. I have yet to hit the goal, but I keep trying and that’s at least half the battle. Unless I have strep and an ear infection, then I’m dead before I start.
The book I’m working on this weekend is a holiday book that I’m revising and adding new scenes to. By the time all is said and done, I should have added close to 10K, if not 15K. It’s called Christmas Wishes and I just love it.
So, here’s what you do…
Sign up with the Linky below.
Leave a comment with your starting word count for the weekend and on Sunday evening, come back and leave a comment with your ending word count.
Invite your friends.
Use the hashtag #10kweekendsforwriters on social media.
Blog about it, share this post, etc…
That’s it. That’s all. It’s painless.