Get Ready to Sprint!

Ahoy, Mateys!  It’s been a while, but we’re having a Word Sprint! If you’ve been going easy on the writing (or revising), how about getting back into it for an hour? You might be surprised at how many words you can write!

So, join us for a #YABwordsprint tonight (Wednesday, August 13th) at 8PM EDT for an hour of giving it everything you’ve got! Write a few words, write a TON of words, or revise…whatever you need to work on. I’ll be there cheering you on (and doing my own writing, of course). It’s all for fun this month, but maybe you’ll be ready for that upcoming conference if you do the work now!

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!

Happy Sprinting!