January 2016 Weekend Writing Marathon — Ready, Set, Go! #WWMarathon
It’s time for our January Weekend Writing Marathon! Here are the parameters (not rules, just guidelines!):
- The marathon runs from 5 p.m. (your time) Friday evening until bedtime (your time) Monday night (in the US, Monday 1/18/16 is a holiday for most people; if it isn’t for you, you can use the standard bedtime Sunday night as your cutoff).
- I will be doing my own 1k1h sprints throughout the weekend, and I’ll send out a reminder on Twitter about 30 minutes before with the hashtag #WWMarathon if you’d like to sprint with me:
…….9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Central time Friday 1/15/16
…….10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Central time Saturday 1/16/16
…….3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time Saturday 1/16/16
…….1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central time Sunday 1/17/16
…….4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central time Sunday 1/17/16
…….9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Central time Monday 1/18/16
…….1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central time Monday 1/18/16
…….4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time Monday 1/18/16
…….9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Central time Monday 1/18/16
- I’ll publish a new post each day of the marathon here on the blog in which I’ll share tips and tricks and/or motivation, and we can use the comments section to check in with our progress.
- Set your own goal—and try to be realistic about it!—and post it below in the comments. What do you want to accomplish on your Work in Progress (WIP) this weekend? Check back in often and share your encouragement with the other participants (whether you’re participating or not).
- Your goal doesn’t have to be a writing goal, it just needs to be something manuscript-related—whether it’s adding word count, editing, revising, getting some submissions sent off, marketing (writing blog posts, answering interview questions, etc.), or even research or background work on your story.
- If something comes up that interrupts your writing time this weekend, don’t stress out over it! Just readjust and jump right back in whenever you can.
- Helpful links/articles:
#FirstDraft60 Day 29 — Using the #1k1h Method for Marathon Writing
1k1h Writing-Sprint Tips
#FirstDraft60 Day 14 — Don’t Think. Just Write
Tips and Advice for Marathon Writing
Quick Reference Resources for NaNo or other Writing Marathons
Draft Writing vs. Regular Writing
What is your goal for the marathon this weekend?
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