With NaNoWriMo only a month and a half away, authors are gearing up to write furiously for the thirty days of November by plotting their novels and planning how to write 50k words.
Writing sprints are a solution! What's a writing sprint? Well, let's go into that.
A writing sprint is when you write as many words as you can in a set amount of time. Usually, they're set up like so and are done on some form of social media so everyone can comment their word count:
- You find a group of authors willing to sprint.
- Someone volunteers to be timekeeper.
- You set an amount of time (usually 15-30 minutes).
- Whoever the timekeeper is tells everyone to GO and starts the timer.
- Everyone writes like crazy people.
- Timekeeper posts STOP and requests word counts from participants (and posts their own).
- There's a five to ten minute resting period, and it happens again.
- Whoever has the most words gets a huge thumbs up (there are no prizes usually).
- It repeats for one to two hours (usually--I've seen folks do three or four).
So, to make it a little easier to sprint, I created a group over on FB. It's kinda quiet, but I'm hoping that will change--I have big plans for that group!
If you'd like to join up, here's the linky: Writing Sprints Group on Facebook
I hope to see you there!
Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!