Join us this Sunday for a Day of Writing Dangerously

This Sunday, November 17th, NaNoWriMo will be holding their annual write-a-thon, The Night of Writing Dangerously. For six hours, NaNoWriMo participants will be racking up words while having fun - both at the real-life event in San Francisco, and online through virtual write-ins.

Since we love anything that involves danger and writing (and, let's face it, the Internet), we'll be hosting pop-up Words Sprints throughout the day on Sunday. Yes, it will be a full DAY of writing dangerously. And, because we know you love prizes, we'll be offering participants BONUS entries for this month's giveaway prize: A signed copy of ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Cristin Terrill.

What's a Word Sprint? 

During a Word Sprint, write as much as you can for one hour, then check in on Twitter to cheer on other writers and share how you did. You can write anything - poems, blog posts, novels - you name it.

How do I join?

Follow the YA Buccaneers on Twitter and let us know you'll be joining us in the comment below. Before you start writing, share a tweet or Facebook status update with your intention - your writing goal, what you're working on, whatever you like - and be sure to mention YA Buccaneers and the hashtag #YABWordSprint so we can connect with you. At the end of the Word Sprint, share your status.

What if I'm late, or need to leave early?

Start when you can, stop if you need to. For those who do start late or leave early, make sure to share a tweet or status update to let us know. As long as you *try* to write something during that time, it still counts!

How do I earn giveaway entries?

Share a link to the tweet with your final word count in the Word Sprint blog post, and you'll earn an entry for this month's giveaway (see our Treasure Chest for why that's a good thing). To qualify, your tweet or status update must mention the YA Buccaneers and include the hashtag #YABWordSprint. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter.


So, if you have some catching up to do with NaNoWriMo, or if you're just looking for a little extra writing incentive on Sunday, follow us on Twitter for some #YABWordSprint fun.

If you do join us, use the Rafflecopter form below to enter our giveaway!

What do you think? Will you be joining us on Sunday?