It’s February, which means it’s time for Writer Recharge!
Once again hosted by Katy Upperman, Alison Miller, Liz Parker, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Sara Biren, Writer Recharge is your chance for a four-week jump start in the middle of a cold, dreary winter. Set goals for yourself, check in once a week, and connect with other recharging writers.
This year, we’ve come up with a few categories you might want to consider when making your goals. You can choose a goal (or goals) for one or some or all.
For full details, see this post.
There are six categories and I’m aiming to complete something in each one.
I’m currently on page 27 of my revision/rewrite of EMMA. By the end of the month I want to be on page 50 or beyond.
The last few books I’ve read were heavy and serious so I want funny, sweet and romantic this month. It is almost Valentine’s Day, after all.
I’d also like to finish GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens. I’ve been reading a chapter here and there for the last few weeks and I’m about ¾ done.
There’s a local event I want to attend, but I’m wavering because it’ll involve things that make me uncomfortable (crowds, small talk, classroom environments, etc.). If I have the threat of failing a goal over my head, I might push myself 🙂 And, yes, I’m totally cheating by not mentioning what it is.
Just in case I fail, my fallback goal is to run up this giant, steep hill near my house. I avoid even walking up this hill because I’m convinced I’ll get halfway up, become ridiculously exhausted, and roll all the way back down. Since the rolling down part is highly unlikely, I’ll suck it up and sprint.
Take a “West Virginia drive.” I live about 35 miles from the border and it really is a wild and wonderful state. You drive into certain parts and there’s just silence. Not the kind of quiet you have at night in your apartment/house when appliances are humming and traffic outside is at a minimum. I’m talking nature and head-clearing fresh air and unbelievable beauty.
Not sure yet on this one.
My younger bro and I are long overdue to watch another so-bad-it’s-good movie. I’m thinking THEY LIVE because it stars Rowdy Roddy Piper and experience has taught me that films featuring current or former WWE stars are always a good time.