10K Day for Writers: RSVP here for Sept 21 or 24

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If you’d like to join us for one or both of this month’s 10K Daysβ€”Wednesday, Sept 21 or Saturday the 24thβ€”you can start here by posting your RSVP in the comments section below.

Please specify which day(s) you’ll be attending.

Next step is to prepare yourself ahead of time so you’ll have the best experience possible. Click on 10K DAYS in the menu above and you’ll find more info.

WHERE TO GO TO PARTICIPATE
ON SEPTEMBER 21 OR 24

To participate, return to the HOME PAGE of this blog on the morning of your chosen 10K Day. (Each writer determines his/her own start time.) You’ll find a special post called 10K Day: Live While It’s Happening! and that’s where you’ll be posting your check-ins.

The Live, While It’s Happening! post will give you pointers on what to post for your check-ins.

Please leave your RSVP/comments below.

See you at the 10K! ~ Milli

P.S. For writers who are participating from overseas and who are ahead of the U.S. in their time zone: I always post the check-in page on the evening of the day before the scheduled date. So feel free to write within your own time zone and to come post your check-ins! We’ll be glad to have you warm up the page for the rest of us. πŸ™‚


51 Responses to 10K Day for Writers: RSVP here for Sept 21 or 24
  1. Lois
    September 11, 2011 | 7:51 PM

    I’ll be here on the 21st. I can’t wait! πŸ˜€

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 11, 2011 | 7:52 PM

      Hi Lois!

      I’m not surprised you got here first. πŸ˜€ C U on the 21st.

      ~ Milli

  2. Lois
    September 11, 2011 | 7:58 PM

    Hi Milli!

    Yes, you will! πŸ˜€

    And I plan to bring Lucky Raven along with me. πŸ™‚

    And maybe I’ll finally get to that article, too. πŸ˜‰

    Lois

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 11, 2011 | 7:59 PM

      You know, I was just reminding myself today to write and ask how that’s going. Also, did you ever find the rewriting notes I made for you for the story about the boy?

  3. Lois
    September 11, 2011 | 8:07 PM

    I haven’t started the article yet. I’ll write it during 10K Day…at least the rough draft. πŸ™‚

    I did! I meant to tell you, and forgot. LOL I’ll be using them to help with my other stories, too. πŸ˜€

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 11, 2011 | 8:08 PM

      Terrific! So glad you found that. I hope it helps. πŸ™‚

  4. Lois
    September 11, 2011 | 8:12 PM

    Thanks! πŸ˜€

    Oh! I picked up Syd Field’s The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver last week. I can’t wait to start using it! πŸ˜€

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 11, 2011 | 8:13 PM

      I haven’t read that. Let me know how you like it.

  5. Lois
    September 11, 2011 | 8:17 PM

    I will! I also have his books, Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting and The Screenwriter’s Workbook on my Kindle. He’s supposed to be the authority on screenwriting. So far, I love his books. πŸ™‚

  6. Patti Stafford
    Twitter: pattistafford
    September 12, 2011 | 9:18 AM

    I’ll be here the 21st, but we plan to attend a Beer Fest on the 24th in Neosho.

    Will announce on my blog during Sprints this week, and will move my Sprint day to here on the 21st. πŸ™‚

    Happy Writing!

    • Milli Thornton
      September 12, 2011 | 9:39 AM

      Hey, Pattikins,

      So glad you can join us on the 21st. πŸ™‚

      Incidentally, you can’t tell me about attending a beer fest without me saying, “I need that story for Milliver’s Travels!” I only have one beer story, which creates a lonely gap in my material. Plus, I know you have an expert on tap who can give you the finer details for your story. Take lots of pix!

      ~ Milliver

      • Patti Stafford
        Twitter: pattistafford
        September 12, 2011 | 9:44 AM

        I’m such a dork, I didn’t even think about that. LOL. It’s the first one in that area too. Kevin has been in contact with the people presenting it. I will ask him to get more information and let them know we’ll be writing a “feature” article on it.

        I’m sure it will be mostly craft beer, but he’s actually starting to find some he likes.

        **Must write self note to let Kevin know.

        • Fear of Writing
          Twitter: fearofwriting
          September 12, 2011 | 9:51 AM

          LOL! I could just *tell* you hadn’t thought of it. (I’m used to writers who think their local stuff won’t be of interest.) Plus, beer is Kevin’s thing. But, you’ll be the perfect team! The writer and the interviewed expert. πŸ˜€

          P.S. When I answered your email yesterday about the travel blog you referred to MT, I had actually typed, “So, when are YOU planning to write for Milliver’s?” But I wasn’t sure if the timing was right so I deleted that bit. But now you’ve walked right into the spider’s den by your own admission (hehehe, I love when that happens).

          • Patti Stafford
            Twitter: pattistafford
            September 12, 2011 | 10:32 AM

            HeeHee! No, this is a perfect local event. It’s a two hour drive, but that IS local. LOL. I just hadn’t thought about writing about it—brain is a bit slow in the mornings. πŸ™‚

            We went to Eureka Springs a few weeks ago, but it was so hot and miserable and I am SOOOO out of shape, that we didn’t really enjoy it, or take pics. But, I am getting in shape and want to go back when it cold and get pics to write a piece or two on.

            Although it was miserable, and Kevin thought I should have purchased a tea set with the money, I learned a valuable lesson. My tea set can wait, the lesson didn’t need to wait.

            And, I’m going to rattle in your comments section, but hopefully in March or April (for our birthdays–before it gets hot again) I want to take a “beer” excursion to St. Louis. So, maybe have another beer article for you then. πŸ™‚

            • Fear of Writing
              Twitter: fearofwriting
              September 12, 2011 | 10:39 AM

              A story about a beer excursion to St. Louis?! I’m in seventh heaven πŸ˜€

              I also hope you’ll give me at least one of those Eureka Springs pieces. Once you have one story published on Milliver’s Travels, you’ll find out why the writers who’ve joined the staff find it addictive. Regular blogging just doesn’t give the same thrill that travel blogging does.

              • Patti Stafford
                Twitter: pattistafford
                September 12, 2011 | 5:44 PM

                Of course they would go on MT. πŸ™‚
                I have a few other ideas rattling around in my head too, but I definitely plan to do those three.

                • Fear of Writing
                  Twitter: fearofwriting
                  September 12, 2011 | 6:05 PM

                  OK, this is great, Pattikins. You sound like a veritable fountain of travel stories! πŸ˜‰ Gimme, gimme, gimme πŸ˜€

  7. Estrella Azul
    September 12, 2011 | 9:59 AM

    Unfortunately my schedule doesn’t seem too bright next week, but I’ll aim for both Wednesday and Saturday and hope to make it both days πŸ™‚

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 12, 2011 | 10:02 AM

      Estrella, even if you can only join us for short spans of time, it will still be worthwhile to have some writing time in the middle of a busy week.

      Glad you want to be there both days!

      xo

      • Patti Stafford
        Twitter: pattistafford
        September 12, 2011 | 10:33 AM

        Estrella, it’s also a wonderful thing if all you can do is pop in and play cheerleader. πŸ˜‰

  8. JM Merchant
    Twitter: jmmerchant86
    September 12, 2011 | 6:29 PM

    Work allowing, I should be able to do both days πŸ™‚
    It’s perfect timing really, my goal is to have the outline of my novel finished by the end of the month and all I’ve got is a few notes in my notebook and a lot of it stuck in my head, so might actually get some work done on it if I force myself.
    Jo x

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 12, 2011 | 6:32 PM

      And we are here to force you!

      (Oh, sorry, my Jekyll & Hyde complex just slipped.)

      Just kidding. πŸ˜€ Jo, that sounds like a great plan and it will be so fun to have you with us this month. I hope your work will allow for both days.

      ~ Milli

  9. Sue
    September 13, 2011 | 7:10 PM

    I think I can block off the 24th. Looking forward to it!

    Sue

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 13, 2011 | 7:16 PM

      Great, Sue! C U on the 24th.

      ~ Milli

  10. Taryn
    Twitter: tarynblake71
    September 13, 2011 | 7:31 PM

    In for the 24th!

  11. Christy Bower
    Twitter: christybower
    September 13, 2011 | 8:14 PM

    Count me in for the 24th. I have some short stories to write this time.

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 13, 2011 | 8:16 PM

      Hi Christy!

      We’ll be happy to have a story-writin’ cowgirl among us on the 24th. πŸ˜‰

      ~ Milli

  12. Jenna
    September 13, 2011 | 8:15 PM

    Oh my gosh – both days are free. Eeek. This would be my first 10k challenge.

    I’m going to go for it – sign me up for the 21st!! Thank you so much for tweeting and reminding me of this group. πŸ™‚

    Oh and please tell my shih tzu not to be mad at me for ignoring him all day. I may need a plan for him… thinking…

    ~ Jenna

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 13, 2011 | 8:18 PM

      Jenna!!

      So glad you can join us this time and I’m glad the reminder helped.

      I would tell you to let your shih tzu out in the yard to play while you write . . . but I’ve already seen a pic of what happens outdoors. πŸ˜€

      See you on the 21st!

      ~ Milli

      • Jenna
        September 15, 2011 | 12:44 PM

        Yes – he is a monster. I’m seriously considering sending him on an extended grooming appt. My gal is great and may keep him for a few extra hours.

        Now I just need to decide which story to work on. My current WIP or a Shiny New story. Hmm. I’m about 60% done with the first draft of my current WIP. I’ll hope to write everyday up until the 21st and may be about 90% done by then – it’s a novella. I could pound out more words with one of my Shiny New stories.

        πŸ™‚

        ~ Jenna

        • Fear of Writing
          Twitter: fearofwriting
          September 15, 2011 | 12:47 PM

          Jenna – Here’s what I’d suggest. Work on your WIP. Go in favor of some/any progress on your main big project rather than the glittering prize of bigger word count. I believe the satisfaction you’ll derive from working on your WIP will be more fulfilling for you in the long run.

          ~ Milli

          • Fear of Writing
            Twitter: fearofwriting
            September 15, 2011 | 12:48 PM

            Plus, with a big project like a novel or a novella, focus can be the key to success. If you start a new story you’ll be splitting your energy.

            • Jenna
              September 15, 2011 | 1:31 PM

              The glittering ones are hard to resist, but I see your point. If I pound away on the current WIP I’ll be able to send it off to beta readers sooner! That’s a perk. πŸ™‚

              Jenna

              • Fear of Writing
                Twitter: fearofwriting
                September 15, 2011 | 1:45 PM

                And there’s an added bonus. Because every time you successfully complete some important writing that you set out to do, you defeat that fear of writing beastie another a few degrees. He’s the one who tries to lure you to the glittering mirages.

  13. Kate Arms-Roberts
    September 13, 2011 | 8:40 PM

    I am going to try for both. Best bet for actually getting a lot of writing done is the 21st. But we shall see.

    Kate

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 13, 2011 | 8:50 PM

      Hi Kate!

      Wonderful to see you and I’m thrilled you can join us. We’ll see you on the 21st – and hopefully for a while on the 24th too.

      ~ Milli

  14. Helena Ritchie
    Twitter: helenaritchie
    September 14, 2011 | 9:42 PM

    I’ll be here both days, although I’m not sure how much on Saturday. I had so much fun and got so much done last month, I can’t wait to do it all again. πŸ™‚

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 14, 2011 | 9:45 PM

      Helena,

      Thrilled to hear you had so much fun and got so much done last month and can’t wait to do it again! We’ll see you on the 21st, plus whatever time you can give it on the Saturday.

      ~ Milli

  15. Jenn
    September 19, 2011 | 2:31 PM

    That darn iguana keeps watching me! πŸ˜‰

    I’m in for baby’s nap times on the 24th! πŸ™‚

    xo

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 19, 2011 | 3:01 PM

      Good for you, Jenn!!

      For such a relaxed guy, that iguana sure can stare you down. πŸ˜‰

      • Jenn M
        September 20, 2011 | 3:25 AM

        No kidding!

        I have an idea of what I’ll write. It’s not the wedding piece…although I will try to work on that as well. But I think I’ll write a letter to a good friend–one that has been a long-time coming–and something she really needs to know. πŸ™‚

  16. Melfka
    September 19, 2011 | 7:28 PM

    Last month I was busy both days, so on Sunday I made 10k day for myself – just to see how it feels. I did enjoy it, so this month I’m definitely signing up for it! I will be here on 24th (or even before because of the time difference πŸ˜‰ ), it’s going to be chapter 5 of my novel (and hopefully 6 as well).
    See you on Saturday!

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 19, 2011 | 7:43 PM

      Hi Melfka!

      I’m thrilled to hear you made your own 10K Day – and enjoyed it. Chapter 5 (and hopefully 6) of your novel this Saturday sounds exciting too. We’ll be glad to have you joining us then. (You can help warm up the check-in page for us, since it sounds like you’re in an earlier time zone πŸ™‚

      ~ Milli

  17. Lisa H
    September 21, 2011 | 4:03 AM

    I’m in for the 24th – couldn’t make it last month because of a surprise visit from a relative all day long. But unless the house burns down NOTHING will keep me from joining this Saturday! πŸ˜€

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 21, 2011 | 9:39 AM

      Goodonya, Lisa! I like the passion in that declaration.

      We’ll see you at Saturday’s 10K Day then. πŸ™‚

      ~ Milli

  18. Dana
    Twitter: danapittman
    September 22, 2011 | 6:50 AM

    I am trying for Saturday, 24th. Can’t wait.

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      September 22, 2011 | 8:22 AM

      Hey, Dana, would be thrilled to see you join us on Saturday!! I had a wonderful 10K Day yesterday: 6,722 words of writing fun and fulfillment. I still feel the happiness vibe this morning from having such a great writing day.

      xo

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