We're Only Sprinting Once This Week!


We’re taking it easy on you this month after NaNoWriMo. Yes, that means only one Word Sprint this week. But trust me, it’ll be worth it. Our prize up for grabs this month is a signed copy of ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth. And no, it wasn’t one of the Buccaneers who signed it—it’s signed by Ms. Roth herself! Wouldn’t you like to have that in your collection?

 Even if you’re busy editing that masterpiece, join us for an hour tonight at 8PM EDT (5PM PST) to see how much you can get done. Or continue writing to reach past that 50,000 word mark. The more you get done this month, the less you’ll have over the holidays, right? (Trust me, I know of what I speak.)

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.

Will you be joining us?