Well, Melly from All Kinds of Writing has come up with a brilliant idea.
We will set up a group in, say, Google or Yahoo! or something.
We won't talk about writing in the group, but we'd write.
Here's how Melly thinks it might work:
- We'll "meet" twice a week at set times, let's say (this can all change). For example: Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET. We could communicate via a Yahoo conference chat.
- Before 9, all participants will post their goal for the hour-long-session. Examples:
- - My goal is to write 500 words.
- - My goal is to finish chapter 4, or that complicated fighting scene
- - My goal is to work on the outline for chapters 11-20.
- - My goal is to find a market for my latest short story and submit.
- Then, at 9:00, I'll sound the bell and everybody would start working.
- The session will be an hour-long and at 10:00 I'll sound the closing bell. Of course, you can continue working.
- After the session has closed, all participants will send me a quantifiable success rate. 0%-100% of goal accomplished. No reasons, no excuses. Just goal and success rate.
- Melly will compile the results and either post it here on our blogs, or in the group.
So what do you think?
Please leave your comments and ideas and let us know if you'd be interested in joining such a group.
If you think it is a good idea, then tell us if you would like to participate and what would be good times for you.
If we get a move on it, we might be able to have it ready for NaNo.
Now it's up to you.