Come Out of the Dark for a Word Sprint!

Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone down at Mission Control helping us with all the problems we face when writing? A little guidance, a friendly word or two, or even just a simple countdown to get us moving could make all the difference, sometimes. Don’t feel like you’re all alone out there. We’re here to cheer you on, be your support and get you writing! Join us for a #YABwordsprint this Thursday night at 8PM EDT to write as much as you can, with all the support in the world! Our prize up for grabs this month is a signed copy of THE LOST PLANET by our very own Buccaneer Rachel Searles (aka Brunhilde the Black-Hearted). Seriously, you want this book.

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. A lot of people like to do intense edits during a Word Sprint, and that’s okay, too. Cut words, add words---whatever you like, as long as you’re writing!

How do I join?

Follow the YA Buccaneers on Twitter and let us know you'll be joining us in the comment section below. Before you start writing, share a tweet 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.