Speedwriting: A positive writing environment where people post their individual word count. A timekeeper will then begin a speedwriting session with a sound effect. The “race” will commence for 15-20 minutes (everyone should be writing at this point, so no traffic at the chat). At the end of that time, the timekeeper will play another sound signaling the end. Everyone will then post their wordcounts again. This is not a race against one another, but a way to keep you writing. You’re racing against yourself. Again, it’s a positive environment. All are welcome.
Everyone’s encouraged, and if you’re stuck in an editing loop, we can bring you back to focusing on writing. There’s a 5-10 minute break where everyone chats and relaxes, or goes and gets another round of caffeinated or decaffeinated beverage. And then the madness starts again.
Realms of Love is sponsoring an online “Write-In” for NaNo participants, every Saturday and Sunday at 7am, 2pm, and 6pm CST. You need a login to get into the chat, but that’s relatively painless. Anyone is welcome! So come on out and get that kick in the pants you need!