(depending on where you live, this might actually be happening…I dunno, today. Don’t look at me to calculate timezones )
ETA: Alright, this is Kat here going to bed, so I won’t be updating this until tomorrow morning. Just assume everyone’s started, lol. Either Sav or I will do a fresh post tomorrow with the list and such. Good night! Happy writing!
ETA: Most of us have started now!!
Edit from Savannah: I made a Twitter list so if you’re on Twitter you can follow other writers participating tomorrow as we cheer each other on (or try to psych each other out, as Kat and I will be doing!). You can view and follow the list here! @ me if you’d like to be added! Tomorrow let’s use the hashtag #ltwfwordwar for our live-blog-related tweets!
ETA: We’re getting closer to the start time for those of you in Europe, I believe (again, timezones…don’t ask me), and I’m really excited about the great group we’ve got going! Anyone is free to request to be added anytime, even if the 4th has already started where you are. Just comment below!
I do want to remind everyone, though, that part of the reason we’re doing this is to get everyone writing as a group and provide encouragement to one another. So please, please, whether or not you’re participating as a writer, visit the blogs in the list below and say something nice! (unless you’re Sav or me….we’re allowed to be mean to one another ;P) This is not the time to be shy. I really hope that by the end of the day, everyone has gathered up a nice chain of comments cheering them on. For sure, I’ll be making the rounds and leaving notes as much as I can!!
So even if you’re in the US and are behind the people in Europe (or poor Jessica alone in Australia, lol..), go say nice things!! It’s good writing karma. Really.
Hey guys, Kat here! So, how’s everyone doing with their NaNo writing? I’ve heard of some people already hitting 25k, which is RIDICULOUS, I tell you. RIDICULOUS
Anyway, I dunno if you guys saw the writing war that Beth Revis and Stephanie Perkins did a little while back, but we here at LTWF thought it was pretty awesome and fun, so we decided to
shamelessly steal borrow their idea for NaNo! Hopefully, they won’t mind, cause we think they’re awesome
The difference between their liveblog and this one, however, is that we’re inviting all of you!
So this is how it works (you can click on the links above to Beth and Stephanie’s blogs if you want an idea of how theirs looked like)
Savannah and I are both in US Central time, so we’ll be starting in the morning of that timezone…whenever we get up, haha. We’re waiting to see if any other LTWF folks throw down the gauntlet, but at the very least, Sav and I (Kat!) will be doing this for sure for just about the WHOLE DAY. We’ll be posting updates on our own, private blogs (you can find the links in the right-hand sidebar) every so often…as well as talking about what’s distracting us, haha.
But you, dear readers–we’re inviting YOU to join the great writing war! It doesn’t matter what time zone you’re in. You’ll just get a head start on us or get to stay up later! Post in the comments if you want to join the great End Of Week One NaNo Word War, with a link to your blog and your word count goal (if you’d like, tell us your time zone, too), and we’ll add you to the enlistment list here. Then tomorrow, we can all check out each other’s progress, leave each other
sassy and sarcastic encouraging comments, and so on!
Enlistment List (please see note in blue at top of post):
1. Kat Zhang - Word Goal: 6,000 (US Central time) <–Has started!!
2. Savannah Foley - Word Goal: 10,000!!!! (US Central time)
3. Jessica Lewenda - Word Goal: 8,000 (Australia) <–It’s the 4th there, so already started!
4. Brittany Severn - Word Goal: 3,000
5. Amanda – Word Goal: 4,000 (US Eastern time)
6. Kae – Word Goal: 3,000-4,000 (US Eastern time) <–Has started!
7. Heather – Word Goal: 15,000 (UK) Kat’s note: I know folks, I’m scared, too <–Has started!
8. Ellen – Word Goal: 3,000-4,000 (US Central time) <–Has started!
9. Ashelynn Hetland – Word Goal: 5,000 (US Mountain time)
10. Kayleigh – Word Goal: 2,777 (France) <–Has started!
11. Julie Fisher - Word Goal: 4,000 (UK) <–Has started!
12. Katelyn – Word Goal: 3,500 (US Central time)
13. Adeeti Goswami – Word Goal: 3,000 (US Pacific time)
Anyone else?? LTWF wants YOU for the Word War!!