Wednesday, July 7, 2010

GO OFF in July

Hello, bright and shiny blogosphere peeps. What a difference a little sunshine makes. *beaming big smiles from all the vitamin D*

If you aren't in the Seattle, what you need to know is, we had one of the coldest, wettest June's on record and it was miserable. This week that bright globe in the sky finally made its presence known. It had been so long, it was hard to remember that the thing in the sky was made up of only three simple letters:


I mentioned a few days ago that I needed a Do Over for June, but instead I would take on work in July with a BaNg. Now, Seattle friends, you and I both know this is hard, because HELLO the sun is out.

BUT, many of said you too were going to make your work GO OFF in July. So, let's join forces, use each other as a bit outside accountability, and get 'er done.

What do you say?

State your GO OFF in July goals in the comments.

I'll do some posting on my bigger writing days to see if anyone wants to hunker down with me. It's always nicer with friends. BUT, I will most often tweet about my working spurts (Don't you find you need to work in spurts during the summer month?) on twitter. I did this the other day with a tweet stating that I planned to write 500 words within the hour and asked who else was in...and lots were. It makes it so much more fun and motivating that way.

Here's what I propose for twitter. Let's use a #gooff hashtag and we can also add #amwriting. Yes? Yes!

You can follow me on twitter HERE.

Now who's ready to GO OFF in July?

(In the comments leave your goal, your blog (if you have one), and where we can find you on twitter (if you're there.)


Cuppa Jolie said...

My goal: to write 500-100 words 5 to 6 days a week (at the least) and see how far that gets my work-in-progress.

Michèle Griskey said...

What is that strange yellow orb in the sky?

My goal is to continue my pace of completing 10 to 15 pages a week on my wip.

Cuppa Jolie said...

Michele ~ I know! Finally...summer. Feels amazing. Well, so far, you and me. I think we'll have some others joining in the fun though.

Hey, are you going to LA again?

Nicole Marie Schreiber said...

Hi Jolie,

I'm a middle grade historical fiction writer in Portland that would love in and set some goals for July! It's so hard as it is for me to write with my two kids (toddler and preschooler boys) let alone with the sun out! So I am all for getting more done with my WIP.

Okay, my goal is a little vague, but I want to get my revision of my first half of the book done and write at least two more chapters to send to my critique group for August.

Don't know if you know any members of my critique group (Liz Rusch or Amber Keyser, maybe) or if you know Sundee Frazier from up in Seattle (good friend from SoCal, went to Vermont MFA program with her and used to be in critique group before we both moved to NW)... I love your SCBWI Western WA chapter, and I've gone to a couple of your conferences and saw Karen Cushman up there while visiting Sundee. Wish SCBWI Oregon could do more like you guys do up in Seattle.

Thanks again for the goal setting this month!

-Nicole Marie Schreiber

Cuppa Jolie said...

Welcome, Nicole!

Yes, I know all three of those lovely ladies. :)

Thanks so much for joining in and for all your kind words.