10K Day for Writers: RSVP here for July 20 or 23

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If you’d like to join us for one or both of this month’s 10K Daysβ€”Wednesday, July 20 or Saturday the 23rdβ€”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 JULY 20 OR 23

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

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47 Responses to 10K Day for Writers: RSVP here for July 20 or 23
  1. Anna Dewey
    July 8, 2011 | 1:42 PM

    I’m RSVP-ing for the 20th and 23rd 10K writing days! They will be my first and I’m excited!

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      July 8, 2011 | 2:08 PM

      Lovely, Anna! I like your willingness to jump in with both feet and do both days. Welcome, welcome, and we’ll see you on the 20th/23rd.

      ~ Milli

      P.S. Do you have a Twitter ID?

    • Taryn Blake
      Twitter: tarynblake71
      July 8, 2011 | 7:28 PM

      Hi Anna! Last month was my first time, and I got soooo much done.

    • Maria
      July 17, 2011 | 4:57 PM

      Hello Anna! Glad to see new people to enjoy a day of writing with. Hope you have lots of fun. πŸ™‚

  2. Taryn Blake
    Twitter: tarynblake71
    July 8, 2011 | 7:27 PM

    I’m definitely in for the 20th. Possibly the 23rd as well depending on weekend plans.

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      July 8, 2011 | 9:32 PM

      Looking forward to having you with us again, Taryn. πŸ™‚

      • Taryn Blake
        Twitter: tarynblake71
        July 9, 2011 | 9:32 PM

        Thanks! Last month went a long way toward helping me build momentum on this project, so I’m looking forward to a productive day (or two!).

    • Maria
      July 17, 2011 | 4:58 PM

      Hey Taryn! Glad to see you back! πŸ™‚

  3. Christy Bower
    Twitter: christybower
    July 8, 2011 | 7:48 PM

    This will be my first time. I’m going to RSVP for the 20th. It’s Taryn’s fault. πŸ˜‰ If I’m not completely burned out after that, I may also do the 23rd.

    • Taryn Blake
      Twitter: tarynblake71
      July 8, 2011 | 8:44 PM

      *waves to Twitter buddy Christy*

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      July 8, 2011 | 9:34 PM

      Welcome, Christy! Glad Taryn told you about us. I think you’ll have fun. See you on the 20th.

      ~ Milli

    • Maria
      July 17, 2011 | 4:59 PM

      Howdy Christy! Seems we have several new people this time ’round. Hope you enjoy hanging out and sharing in the writing fun. πŸ™‚

  4. Helene
    Twitter: hkwong
    July 9, 2011 | 10:31 AM

    Oh dear, I’ve been terrible with keeping you guys up-to-date on my wordcounts! Ok…so I am committing only to July 20 (for now). Working on Camp NaNoWriMo..so I want to get that 10K in that day.

    So sorry I’ve been a slacker, Milli!

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      July 9, 2011 | 11:00 AM

      LOL! We’ll have to beat you with feather pens for being a word count slacker. πŸ˜€

      You are officially forgiven and we’ll see you on the 20th!

      ~ Milli

    • Maria
      July 17, 2011 | 4:54 PM

      But have you been having fun writing? That’s the real question. See ya on Wednesday. I’ve got a feeling it’s gonna be a good day for all. πŸ™‚

  5. Lois
    July 9, 2011 | 6:59 PM

    Count me in for the 20th. You know how much I love these things! πŸ˜€

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      July 9, 2011 | 9:01 PM

      A 10K Day is not complete without our Lois. πŸ˜€

      • Lois
        July 17, 2011 | 5:03 PM

        Thanks, Milli! πŸ˜€ Just need to figure out exactly what I’m going to write. πŸ˜‰

    • Maria
      July 17, 2011 | 4:53 PM

      Hey Lois! πŸ˜€

      • Lois
        July 17, 2011 | 5:04 PM

        Hey, Maria. πŸ™‚ What’s shakin’?

  6. Lois
    July 10, 2011 | 10:29 AM

    Thankee! *curtsies*

  7. Mary
    July 14, 2011 | 8:37 PM

    Count me in for the 23rd; it will be my first 10K day.

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      July 14, 2011 | 8:53 PM

      Welcome, Mary. Glad you found us. See you next Saturday. πŸ™‚

      ~ Milli

    • Maria
      July 17, 2011 | 4:52 PM

      Looking forward to meeting you Mary. See you on Wednesday! πŸ™‚

  8. Maria
    July 17, 2011 | 9:06 AM

    I’ve not been able to write much of anything since the past 10K and so would like to RSVP for the 20th.

    It’s looking great with new people coming in too. I’m looking forward to spending the day with everyone! πŸ™‚

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      July 17, 2011 | 9:36 AM

      Hi Maria, pleased to see you, as always. Should be another fun 10K Day hangout. See you on the 20th!

      ~ Milli

      • Maria
        July 17, 2011 | 4:51 PM

        Thanks Milli! I’m hoping to actually be able to settle down and get something accomplished this time round. πŸ™‚

        • Fear of Writing
          Twitter: fearofwriting
          July 17, 2011 | 4:59 PM

          Maria, I saw you were one of the commenters on Taryn’s post about what she learned from her first 10K Day. Maybe you could do something similar – record what works for you during your next 10K Day and maybe which interruptions could be staved off with a little extra prep next time. I’d be interested to hear about it if you do.

          ~ Milli

  9. Armelle
    July 17, 2011 | 4:24 PM

    I will join on Wednesday. This is also my first time, I didn’t know such a thing as a 10k challenge even existed until I saw the post on FB. I signed up for NaNoWriMo in November and it feels like good preparation.
    The circumstances are not ideal, I will be at my parents and driving back the almost 3 hours home in the evening, but what the heck. I’ll see what I can do before that!!!
    See you on Wednesday!!

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      July 17, 2011 | 4:52 PM

      Welcome, Armelle :~)

      I’m glad I remembered to post the RSVP link on Facebook today.

      You’ve got the right attitude, which is just to dive in and try it even if circumstances are not ideal. In truth, they rarely ever are and none of us would be writers if we waited for “ideal.” LOL!

      ~ Milli

  10. Armelle
    July 17, 2011 | 4:47 PM

    Just saw that I left the RSVP in the wrong place. So here it is…

    I will join on Wednesday. This is also my first time, I didn’t know such a thing as a 10k challenge even existed until I saw the post on FB. I signed up for NaNoWriMo in November and it feels like good preparation.
    The circumstances are not ideal, I will be at my parents and driving back the almost 3 hours home in the evening, but what the heck. I’ll see what I can do before that!!!
    See you on Wednesday!!

    • Maria
      July 17, 2011 | 4:51 PM

      No worries Armelle. Just jump in whenever you can. Get some writing done, hang out, that’s what makes it a great day. And there’s Saturday too, if you want to pop in then. Lot’s of luck to ya! πŸ™‚

      • Fear of Writing
        Twitter: fearofwriting
        July 17, 2011 | 4:53 PM

        You actually did post in the correct place. Thanks for finding your way here from FB. πŸ™‚

  11. Patti Stafford
    Twitter: pattistafford
    July 17, 2011 | 9:22 PM

    I plan to at least pop in on both days and cheer everyone on. I need both days to be productive, but with trying to keep a day time schedule and a night time schedule, it may all be jibberish. LOL.

    I may start with the Aussies at midnight and end with the west coasters at midnight and flop somewhere in the middle. It’ll be fun. πŸ™‚

    I’ll be working on some freelance work, so I hope to have my topics lined out by then.

    And, as Patti always says, “Let’s kick some word arse!”

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      July 18, 2011 | 4:25 PM

      Isn’t jibberish the whole point? LOL! Just kidding. But you’ll be allowed to snooze in between projects, given your crazy schedule of late.

      C U there ~ Milli

    • Maria
      July 19, 2011 | 5:09 PM

      Howdy Patti! πŸ™‚

  12. Tess
    July 17, 2011 | 10:01 PM

    I’ll be writing Wednesday. I have a lot of work to prep so that I can write, write, write.

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      July 18, 2011 | 4:27 PM

      Go, Tess! Sometimes prep is half the battle.

      See you on Wednesday, with that “write, write, write” mantra playing softly in the background.

      ~ Milli

  13. H.N. James
    July 18, 2011 | 2:04 PM

    I’m RSVP-ing for the 23rd.

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      July 18, 2011 | 4:29 PM

      Welcome, H.N. We’ll look forward to you joining us on Saturday.

      ~ Milli

      • H.N. James
        July 18, 2011 | 9:13 PM

        Thanks for the welcome, Milli! (I have your book, and used to follow you on twitter before I ditched out of twitter). It’s a great blog, I enjoy it a lot. I’m finally in a position where I’m shepherding a small crew towards writing Y/A novels this summer, and I (and at least one other of the crew) am going to give the 10K day a try.

        • Fear of Writing
          Twitter: fearofwriting
          July 18, 2011 | 10:43 PM

          Ditching Twitter sounds therapeutic. I would probably do that too if it wasn’t for needing to provide that connection for the people who benefit from FoW.

          Glad you enjoy the blog and thanks for letting me know. That made my day. πŸ™‚

          Your crew of shepherds (or shepardees? ;)) for the YA novels sounds like good stuff. I’ll be thrilled if you can use the 10K Day format to help you with that. Will be interested to hear what you think after you’ve tried it out.

          ~ Milli

  14. Melissa
    July 19, 2011 | 12:57 PM

    I will be joining all the other brave souls on the 23rd of July for the 10k writing extravaganza!

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      July 19, 2011 | 1:03 PM

      Melissa, welcome, and I love the way you called it a writing extravaganza. That puts a big smile on my face. πŸ˜€

      C U on the 23rd!

      ~ Milli

  15. Maria
    July 20, 2011 | 11:27 AM

    Good morning all!

    I have been sick since the weekend (thank you son, for bringing that home from work πŸ˜€ ) and so the prepping didn’t go as planned. Did do a bit of thinking though while laid out on the couch, ear to the pillow to make it feel better.

    To get back into the groove of my western novels started during NaNo, I’m going to attempt a short along those lines. Yes, I’m still working out characters. πŸ˜€ They are slowly coming to me in odd moments, mostly driving down the road in the dark.

    I’m looking forward to spending the day with fellow writers. Lot’s of luck to everyone!

    And just for old time’s sake…Rawhide! πŸ˜€

  16. Stacie
    July 22, 2011 | 12:14 PM

    RSVP for Saturday

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      July 22, 2011 | 12:30 PM

      Cool, Stacie! Welcome, and we’ll see you tomorrow over on the 10K Day check-in page (which you can find by clicking on Home — or on the “Live While It’s Happening” link that should appear underneath this comment).

      C U then! πŸ™‚ ~ Milli

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