About Write Despite!
So if you’ve landed on this blog, you must be interested in doing some serious writing. Hey, so are we! And we’re glad you’re here.
We are Karen and Cathy, and we’ve decided to work on our newest projects by finally taking the advice of all our writing teachers and our favorite authors. You know, the ones who tell you to “Write every day!”
‘Write every day … with a pen that’s shaped like a candy cane.’
“I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.”
“If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.”
Every day, every day, every day I write the book”
With this in mind, we’re going to launch a simple and possibly insane project:
We’re Going to Write Every Single Day.
For at Least 20 Minutes.
For One Year.
At least once a week we’ll blog about our progress—how we’re writing, where we’re writing, what obstacles presented themselves to try to keep us from writing (other people’s needs be damned!) We’ll offer up quotes, tips, links, prompts, and various inspirations to keep the words coming. Check out our resources. Feel free to suggest others. Please.
At the end of one year, we’ll see if we’ve accumulated anything of worth, if we’ve gotten ourselves into a real writing habit, if we agree that this writing every day thing is, in fact, all it’s cracked up to be.
Sound like a good idea? Want to test your devotion to your craft? Genre doesn’t matter. We invite writers of all stripes—devotees of fiction, poetry, nonfiction—whatever does it for you, works for us. We’re starting January 1, 2013–new year, new opportunities. But you can start whenever you like, and work from there.
Now we know what you’re thinking. Well, we can guess. So we’ve created these nifty FAQs just for the occasion.
Then join us.
Write along with your own work, draw inspiration, tell us how it’s going.
Bitch, moan, compare notes.
And let’s see what we can do in 20/365.
Gather your ideas and your courage.
WRITE DESPITE began for us on:
When will YOU begin?