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!


28 responses to “Time for a #WriterRecharge!

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    • 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!

  2. 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.

    • 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!

  3. 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!

    • 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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