The End of the Book is in Sight

According to my Pacemaker.press app, I have less than 10K words left to write on this book. That doesn’t of course mean that it’ll end in less than 10K words, but it’ll end pretty close to this weekend’s target word count.

I’ve been writing well this week, so far. The words have been flowing and there’s so much love. No among the characters. No one may be getting blown up here in the next couple thousand words or so, but I’m loving it. I’m in love with the writing and believe me, that helps a lot. We writers don’t always love what we’re writing when we’re in the trenches fighting for every single letter of every single word, but we wouldn’t trade it for anything else, either.

So, who wants to join in on the quest for 10,000 words this weekend…from today (Thursday) through Sunday (at midnight)? At minimum, it’s 2500 words a day. At max, you wait until Sunday and writing all 10,000 words. Some people do that and they’re awesome. Me? Not so much.

Even if you don’t need 10,000 words or even if you can’t pound out but 1000 a day, that’s cool. The point is to have some fun and support each other through the process.

The hashtag is #10kweekendsforwriters

Find me anywhere on social media or leave a comment here if you’re going to participate.

Keep track of your beginning word count and your ending. Let me know how you did and I’ll be posting the same.

Are you game?

Let’s write.

~lissa

10K Weekends For Writers – February 2-5, 2017

Howdy, y’all!

I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted this and well, that was rather on purpose. I’ve been working through revisions on an older story and kind of lost my way. I wanted it to be better than it once was and while I thought I was doing the right things to make it better, I lost confidence in it, in me.

But, I finished the revisions and I need to figure out what to do with it. In the meantime, I have Black and White, Book 4 to finish and that’s what I’m working on this weekend. I’ve written the end and now I need to go back and write the middle. Yeah, I know… Just go with it.

So, I’m challenging myself and anyone who may read this to a 10K Weekend. I am also working on revisions of this challenge. I think I’m going to offer up a 5K Weekend For Writers, too. Not that I expect anyone to pay any more attention to that one than they do this one, but who knows. Maybe.

If, by a slim chance, anyone is reading this, here are the rules:

  1. Add your name to the Linky below
  2. Add a comment with your starting word count.
  3. Write new words. 10,000 of them from today until Sunday evening.
  4. Use the hashtag #10kweekendsforwriters on social media to keep track of me and anyone else participating.
  5. Have fun.

Any questions? Leave a comment or leave a message for me on Twitter/FB/Instagram, etc…

Let’s write!

~lissa

10K Weekends for Writers – December 15-18, 2016

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!)

~lissa

10K Weekends For Writers – December 1-4, 2016

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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.

That’s all.

So, let’s write!

~lissa

10K Weekends For Writers – October 20-23, 2016

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Hey y’all!

I gotta tell ya I’m tired of talking to myself! I would do better at this little challenge if someone would come play with me! Anyone interested? I’ll beg, if it’ll help. I’m good at it. Promise.

In all seriousness, it’s time to get writing! 10,000 words in 4 days. Doesn’t sound like much, right? But for some of us, it’s near impossible to get 1000 words in 4 days especially when it’s on a weekend! But, that’s the definition of a challenge. Against whatever your odds… Can you get 10,000 words in a weekend? Can you make progress on that book? That paper? That blog? Come join me and let’s find out!

The rules:

1. Add your name to the Linky list at the bottom of the post.

2. Add a comment with the starting word count of your WIP today and come back on Sunday to add your ending word count for the weekend.

3. Use #10Kweekendsforwriters on social media if you post about it.

4. Spread the word. Invite friends! Add the button from my sidebar over there —> on your site. Share this blog post. Help me get the word out.

5. Write. Your. Ass. Off.

Ready.
Set.
Write.

~lissa