Monday, February 3, 2014

Your Invitation to Writer Recharge 2014

January is in the books and you've had to deal with:
a) polar vortices
b) ice storms
c) mountains of snow
d) gray skies and general malaise
e) all of the above

We thought our writer friends might be in need of a little boost. A jump start, if you will. A recharge.

This lovely graphic was created by Sara Biren :)

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 Upperman, Alison Miller, Liz Parker, Elodie Nowodazkij, and 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 Sara's blog.
  • 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.
My goals:
  • Revise my query letter.
  • Read through my post-beta-edits draft.
  • Make any necessary changes.
  • Revise my synopsis.
  • Revise my query letter again.
  • And if all that gets done...
  • Query!
  • And start outlining book two, because Lord knows it's going to take some time.
Sound easy enough? Set your goals and get started! We'll see YOU at #WriterRecharge. 


  1. I know I have said this dozens of times, but I am so, SO excited for you to query, Liz. Your story is going to blow people away. Best of luck meeting your goals. I'm looking forward to getting lots done with you this month!

  2. I love the revise the query letter us listed twice. So very accurate.

  3. Great goals, Liz! Very excited for you! And so glad we'll be revising together this month!

  4. Awesome goals, Liz! What an exciting point to be at in this process. Looking forward to February!

  5. YAY!!!! These sound like pretty amazing goals! :-)

  6. Good luck with the query letter! I'm sure many of us would help look it over if you were to post it (though I totally get if you don't want to do that).

  7. Indeed! Best of luck with the query preparations!!

  8. Thank you, all the gods in heaven above and elsewhere, for that last goal. Querying can be so stressful - but so is the prep work for it! Good luck with all of your goals. Cannot wait to see that star of a book shine. And thanks for joining us for this month of fun!

  9. QUERYING!! Ah madness!! But you can do it! That's some hefty goals but I believe in you :-D Good luck!!

  10. Good luck with your querying and synopsis goals. I'm not there yet with my current WIP, but I look forward to the day when I can be!

  11. Love your goals. I hate writing queries and synopses, drives me crazy. But I'm sure you'll rock it!

  12. Following you on Twitter now, happy February and #writerrecharge!