Monday, February 3, 2014

#WriterRecharge Challege for February

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 at
  • Every Monday in February: Update your progress via your blog or twitter. Link your blog posts at Sara's Monday 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.
Just what I needed! I've already started going through my NaNoWriMo draft from November, but some more specific goals are definitely needed. Here's a rough outline of what I'd like to accomplish this month:
  1. Read and score all of my Golden Heart judging entries (I need to do this!).
  2. Get through draft 2 of Nano novel SUNSET SUMMER. Write an ending.
  3. Organize notes for draft 3 for a targeted approach at changes (draft 2 is not very organized!).
  4. Submit next chapter of SUNSET SUMMER for critique group; work in changes.
  5. Potentially work in updates to AMELIA (which Agent currently has).


  1. Wow, you have a full plate for sure! How exciting getting to read/score the Golden Hearts! And I'm in the same place working on a second draft, so I'm happy to cheer you on. Hope you have a great month!

  2. Yay! I'm so glad you're joining us! Hope you get a lot done this month!

  3. Wow - those are some great, specific goals! Very glad that you are joining in on the Recharge. It's going to be a productive month.

  4. Oh some great goals here!! Lots of work, but you can do it :) Good luck!

  5. Good luck with your goals, Stephanie. It seems like you have some neat and diverse stuff on your plate right now.

  6. Way to go setting super specific goals, and best of luck meeting them all! Looking forward to rooting you on during #WriterRecharge. :-)

  7. Good luck with your goals this month! I'll be posting mine tomorrow. Looking forward to #WriterRecharge! :)

  8. These all sound like awesome goals! Good luck, Stephanie!

  9. Great goals- excited to be a follower and in the #writerrecharge

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  11. Wonderful. Best of luck and may the Muse grant you success!


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