Wednesday, April 8, 2015

An idea. Call it a "virtual write-in."

It occurs to me that I'm much more productive if I have other people counting on me.  If I'm just relying on my own motivation, no deadlines, no expectations, no shared experience, then I tend to drift off.  This blog is a great example of that.  No posts since 2013?  Come on, self.  You can do better than that.  

What I'd like to do is create a space for writers like me to come together and write.  Call it a "virtual write-in."  I'll make a post like this one, maybe with some writing prompts, a soundtrack we can all listen to together, inspiration, that sort of thing.  You can comment on my post with something like: "Hey, I'm working on this today, and my goal is to write 1,000 words!"  You can say, "Hey, I'm stuck on something - here's what I'm working on, what should happen next?"  I'll give you ideas, or maybe someone else will.  

Together, we'll cheer each other on.  I'm thinking a typical "virtual write-in" will "officially" last about an hour, but I'll turn comment moderation off so you can bounce off each other for as long as you'd like. The only rule I'll insist on is this one: "Be excellent to each other." 

You can also send me some of what you've written, and maybe I'll feature it on Sinister.  

Look for the first "virtual write-in" post this coming Saturday (April 11) at noon Pacific time. Since it'll be the first one, I don't expect much participation, but if you're around, post a comment and say hello!  Let's see if we can get this ball rolling.