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Weekend Write-In

This weekend, my critique group is having a write-in at one of our member’s houses. It’s an all-day thing too; it goes from 10 a.m. (at least when the doors open; I don’t plan on arriving until just after lunch) until sometime in the evening.

You know what that means? I have no excuses 😛 I have to complete the summary for Lady of the Snow.

I’m really looking forward to this write-in because I seem to do better actually accomplishing something when I’m around fellow writers. Not sure why–perhaps it’s the creativity in the air or just the bond of sharing something so similar, yet different, with everyone. It’s also a great way to bounce ideas off each other. We’re going to be “whiteboarding” (basically using a white board to develop ideas) and it should be a great experience. 🙂

I think this is also why I’m able to write so much and keep myself motivated during NaNo. Something about all writing at the same time, aiming for a common goal–it’s easier to stay focused.

 Have you been to write-ins? Do you find them helpful or hindering in completing your WiPs?

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Comments on: "Weekend Write-In" (6)

  1. Oh my gosh! I’m jealous. What a cool idea! I hope you have a blast (obviously I’ve never been to one, lol)

  2. I hope you have a blast 🙂 I’ve only done a couple write ins, but quite often write at the same time as other writer friends online and always enjoy the shared writing spirit that seems to go along with it.
    You’ll have to let us know how it goes 🙂 Am kind of jealous at you having that much time to write! lol One day, I’ll have time back.

  3. How wonderful! And what a coincidence! A couple of writing buddies of mine are staging a write-in next Friday.

    I too work better when there’s other writers about. I went to a mini-session one weekend and was able to complete an entire scene in two hours and have a latte.

  4. I go every other week to one that is NANO originated, but has continued throughout the year. instead of writing, I plot, but it’s nice to see folks, hear how things are going for them, then buckle down and get something accomplished.

    a good way to just feel the writing bug, letting those creative bits be fed and watered with souls in tandem. even though it’s all different genres and goals, the heart beats the same. 🙂

  5. I go every other week to one that is NANO originated, but has continued throughout the year. instead of writing, I plot, but it’s nice to see folks, hear how things are going for them, then buckle down and get something accomplished.

    a good way to just feel the writing bug, letting those creative bits be fed and watered with souls in tandem. even though it’s all different genres and goals, the heart beats the same. 🙂
    Sorry… forgot to say great post – can’t wait to read your next one!

  6. What a great idea. I wish I had something like that in my small town.

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