Buckle Down, Bootcampers!

Attention Bootcampers! Maybe you’ve settled into the routine for our Spring Writing Bootcamp. Maybe you’ve hit all your goals. Maybe you haven’t even come close. Well, this month is going to be tough, so to kick up your participation level, join us for TWO word sprints this week to boost your wordcount. You won’t be sorry you did!

Join us for a #YABwordsprint tonight (Monday) at 8PM EDT for an hour of pushing your writing muscles to the limit. And if you’re really set on hitting your goals this week, we’ll have another Word Sprint on Thursday at 9PM EDT. Watch for some surprise pop-up word sprints throughout the week, too! Our prize up for grabs this week is a copy of WRITING YOUNG ADULT FICTION for DUMMIES. Seriously, you want this book. And no, we don’t think you’re dumb.

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. If you have space, use the hashtag #YABbootcamp, too.  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 week’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. Check back here on Friday to see if you won.

Sprint on, Bootcampers!