Time for a #WriterRecharge!

Welcome to February! And welcome to a well-deserved #WriterRecharge! Brought to us by the same merry band of writers who sponsored #ReadySetWrite this past summer, #WriterRecharge is all about the following:
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!
Sounds pretty wonderful in the midst of winter, right? Check out more deets with the friendly hosts: Katy UppermanAlison MillerLiz ParkerElodie Nowodazkij, and Sara Biren, and sign up to play along on Sara’s blog here:

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 here (below)
  • Every Monday in February: Update your progress via your blog or twitter. Link your blog posts on myMonday 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 for February:

  • Finish the second draft of my WIP!
  • Swim four days a week. Swimming clears my head like nothing else.
  • Keep reading. I read 13 books in January, but since February is a shorter month, I’m going to at least commit to reading these seven award-winners. I started in on the stack on Saturday, and have already devoured the top two.


That’s it! My goals are simple but huge for me, so I am really looking forward to cheering along with the rest of the group. My February just started looking a whole lot better!

29 thoughts on “Time for a #WriterRecharge!

    • kiperoo says:

      Thanks, Elodie! Ha, I used to dance! But swimming is much friendlier on my prone-to-dislocation knees. I’m so glad you included jogging on your list though, because it reminded me to make sure I’m getting away from the desk and into the pool!

  1. Stephanie Scott says:

    I just wrote up a list of goals, too. I have some fitness goals as well, I didn’t think to add them in. I really feel better when I am regularly working out.

    • kiperoo says:

      Thanks! Haha, that’s what happens when one sets one’s WIP aside for a rest. 😉 Let’s see if I can keep up a good reading pace the rest of the year!

  2. Awesome goals, Kip! I especially love that you included reading goals — I wish I would have done that too! Incidentally, I recently finished CHARM & STRANGE and I loved it. Thanks so much for joining us for the recharge. Looking forward to cheering you on!

    • kiperoo says:

      Thanks for hosting! Yeah, I was on a reading kick when letting the WIP stew so I want to try and keep it up, especially after all the awards!

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