“Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot if difference. They don't have to makes speeches. Just believing is usually enough.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
First, thank you so much to those who have joined us for the Fall Writing Bootcamp! We are so excited to see you work towards your goals. From writing short stories to revising novels - we believe in you! And we can't wait to see what you accomplish.
One of the biggest motivators for meeting writing goals is having company. Writers who will encourage you when you've had a bad day, or when you hit a plot hole the size of Hawaii. Writers who will write with you when you have the time for a last-minute sprint. Writers who will be there to send you high-fives when you hit your first goal.
Read on for two options for connecting with writers who will help hold you accountable (and vice versa). We've simplified our teams to help streamline the bootcamp. We want to help you spend as much of your free time writing as possible!
Fall Writing Bootcamp Accountability Teams
Use the hashtags #YABTeamPlotters, #YABTeamDrafters, or #YABTeamRevisions on Twitter to connect with a larger group of bootcamp writers. You can switch teams at any time - say, for example, if you're revising a project now (start with #YABTeamRevisions) but you'll be working on a first draft in November (switch to #YABTeamDrafters).
If you'd rather have only one or two accountability partners, then we'd like to help you connect. In the comments, please share:
- Your Twitter handle (or email address if you don't use Twitter)
- Starting project (i.e. drafting, revising, short stories, blogging, etc. )
See a great accountabilibuddy? Reply to their comment!
You can always recruit your writer friends who haven't joined the bootcamp yet. Try tagging them with #BootcampAccountabilibuddy! (Get a jump start on that holding them accountable thing. ;) )
Have a question? Let us know in the comments!
Thanks again for joining our bootcamp!
P.S. Haven't joined yet? Join now! We'd love to write with you. :)