10K Day for Writers: RSVP here for April 25 or 28

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If you’d like to join us for one or both of this month’s 10K Daysβ€”Wednesday, April 25 or Saturday the 28thβ€”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. Mouse over 10K DAYS in the menu above and you’ll find more info.


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 post your check-ins. We’ll be glad to have you warm up the page for the rest of us. πŸ™‚



Event Info & Suggested Prep (mouse over 10K Days in the menu above)

10K Day – tips

31 Responses to 10K Day for Writers: RSVP here for April 25 or 28
  1. JM Merchant
    Twitter: jmmerchant86
    April 17, 2012 | 5:18 AM

    Should be able to make the Wednesday, but planning ahead doesn’t work for me right now πŸ˜‰

    Nice big project to be working on as you know Milli, need a focused day πŸ˜€

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      April 17, 2012 | 11:53 AM

      Yep. You can finish your book on the 10K Day and let me read it the next day. πŸ˜€

      Just kidding. But you know why I’m eager. Sure hope you can make it on the 25th!!


  2. Estrella Azul
    April 17, 2012 | 6:51 AM

    I’d love to join in both on Wednesday and Saturday, but so far it seems like only Saturday is for sure.
    My deadline for wedding favors is exactly April 25th, so I’d rather not stress myself out about making it on Wednesday or not. I’ll take it as a nice present from the Universe if I will be able to participate that day as well πŸ™‚

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      April 17, 2012 | 11:56 AM

      Estrella, sounds like the perfect plan! I’m SO glad the Saturday event will fall a few days after your wedding favors deadline. Whew. Must be a good omen from the Universe.

      Here’s wishing you every success with your “heart favors” deadline. πŸ™‚

  3. Marilyn
    April 17, 2012 | 9:11 AM

    Count me in for both. I have no plans and unless something comes up I ready to kick 10K in the teeth! My Ace 10K course with Milli has got me revved up!

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      April 17, 2012 | 11:57 AM

      Kick it in the teeth. LOL! I love it. My gung-ho 10K Day groupy! πŸ˜€

      Glad you can be there both days.


  4. Lois
    April 17, 2012 | 10:11 AM

    I plan to be here on the 25th. I’m still working on a roleplay AAU story, but I fell behind when I got sick with the flu.

    I can’t wait! πŸ˜€


    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      April 17, 2012 | 12:00 PM

      Lois, I hope you’re all better by now. We need you fit and healthy for the 10K Day. You’re our mascot!

      P.S. I’ve got a course now called Ace Your 10K Day. I talk about you as having set the record for busting 10,000 words the most often. And for being a great example of someone enjoying all the writing she does on the 10K Day.

      • Lois
        April 17, 2012 | 2:52 PM

        So do I! I’m tired of coughing all the time! πŸ˜›

        Really? That’s awesome!!! I’ll have to try for another record one of these months. πŸ˜‰ And I really do enjoy the writing I do on 10K Day!

  5. Fear of Writing
    Twitter: fearofwriting
    April 17, 2012 | 12:02 PM

    Ha. Just realized I’ve been forgetting to RSVP myself.

    I’ll be here both days with bells on my toes, and rings on my nose . . . uh, waitaminute. Forget the rings. Just the bells. πŸ˜‰

  6. Valeka
    Twitter: runningonheavy
    April 17, 2012 | 1:58 PM

    I will be here on the 25th!! I may be able to join on the 28th but not 100% sure just yet since I am volunteering for BlogathonATX.

    Super duper excited for 10K Day!!
    πŸ™‚ Valeka

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      April 17, 2012 | 2:01 PM

      YIPPEE! So glad you can come on the 25th. And maybe the 28th. (Could Blogathon ATX simply become part of your word count for a 10K Day?)

      • Valeka
        Twitter: runningonheavy
        April 17, 2012 | 2:34 PM

        I was thinking about that as well! I am volunteering in the afternoon for BlogathonATX and there will be speakers and whatnot that I will get to listen to in the morning. I’m sure I can work in some writing on the 28th πŸ™‚

        • Fear of Writing
          Twitter: fearofwriting
          April 17, 2012 | 2:48 PM

          OK, now I get it. It’s an all-day event where you attend in person. I was thinking it was a blogathon where everybody blogs like crazy to see how much writing they can do.

          It might be too much pressure for you to try to do a 10K Day AND attend an all-day event. But if you feel like stopping in to the 10K Day check-in page on the 28th to say “Hi!” and share a little of what you’ve been learning, that would be fun. πŸ™‚

          • Valeka
            Twitter: runningonheavy
            April 18, 2012 | 12:04 PM

            I may join up and write in the evening on the 28th πŸ™‚ It’s a very fun event! You should check out the website (http://www.blogathonatx.com). Lots of great blogger energy there πŸ™‚ I will be sure to check in with you all!!

  7. Dana
    Twitter: danapittman
    April 17, 2012 | 6:10 PM

    I’m in. I’m adding it to my calendar and I plan to find a place to hide. April 25th for sure. Maybe April 28th. πŸ™‚

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      April 20, 2012 | 4:21 PM

      DANA! I was hoping you’d come this month.

      Last month I saw you RSVP but then I didn’t see your beautiful face at the event. If that happens again, should I come roust you outta your cave? πŸ˜€

      • Dana
        Twitter: danapittman
        April 20, 2012 | 6:03 PM

        Yes, I need it…as always. And you have my expressed permission to roust away. LOL! πŸ™‚

        • Fear of Writing
          Twitter: fearofwriting
          April 20, 2012 | 6:09 PM

          OK, you asked for it. I’ll be ready with my Buzz-o-Rouster if you don’t show up! πŸ˜€

          • Dana
            Twitter: danapittman
            April 20, 2012 | 8:24 PM

            Hum…don’t make me regret it. ROFL! All jokes aside, please do. We all need a kick in the you-know-what from time to time. πŸ™‚ Thanks doll!

  8. Carole
    Twitter: cjtreggett
    April 20, 2012 | 12:40 PM

    Hi there, Everyone!
    I’m in for Wednesday, April 23rd. So looking forward to it! Thanks again, Milli for hosting this special writerly oasis each month πŸ™‚

    • Carole
      Twitter: cjtreggett
      April 20, 2012 | 1:23 PM

      Duh…Wednesday, April 25th πŸ˜€

      • Fear of Writing
        Twitter: fearofwriting
        April 20, 2012 | 4:22 PM

        LOL! I knew exacatackaly what you meant. You were just so excited to be RSVPing, your finger slipped. Hehe.

  9. Laura
    Twitter: dream_mancer
    April 22, 2012 | 12:40 PM

    I’m going to try to do both days. This will be my first time to do an official 10K day, even though I’ve done my own 10K days in the past. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I’ve got a self-imposed deadline!


    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      April 22, 2012 | 1:14 PM

      Welcome, Laura. We need all the desperate people we can get.

      (LOL! Just kidding. :D)

      I’ve done 10K days by myself, too, and they’re great for productivity. But it can be more fun (and motivational) doing it with a supportive crew. I’ll be interested to hear how you like doing it here with us.

      ~ Milli

      P.S. What’s your (self-imposed) deadline for?

      • Laura
        Twitter: dream_mancer
        April 22, 2012 | 1:32 PM

        Thanks Milli! I always do better when writing in groups, which might explain why I kill at NaNoWriMo and suck every other month of the year.

        My self-imposed deadline is a two-parter. The first part is I won NaNo last year and if I can get my novel done by June 30th, I can send it in to CreateSpace and get a free proof copy. It’ll be nice just to see it on paper.

        The second part is that my summer will be full of vacations, work projects, and crazy college courses. If I don’t get it done before then, I worry that it just won’t happen. I’m so close those, about 80% done, so hopefully getting all these extra words will be a big push!


        • Fear of Writing
          Twitter: fearofwriting
          April 22, 2012 | 6:19 PM

          Sounds awesome, Laura. You’ve got a goal with an incentive (the free proof copy) and you’ve already eyeballed what’s coming and seen the need to do it soon. Being 80% done is awesome too.

          I reckon the need to get your novel finished before your busy summer starts up might be just the push you need. I love self-imposed deadlines that actually have an outer push as well (instead of just plucking a date out of thin air).

          OK, we’ll see you here next week! You sound like you’ll fit right in around here. πŸ™‚

  10. Maria
    April 25, 2012 | 7:19 AM

    Hey Milli!

    I’d actually forgotten about the 10k’s this month (I know, terrible but true) until Laura reminded me last night. We’re from the same “local” writing writing group in Fort Smith. So she’s getting me jump-started back in the groove. πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to hanging out and getting my monthly personal writing goal up to par. (It’s 10K but since I’ve been working on several other family projects, the writing just hasn’t been there for me.)

    Write on! πŸ™‚

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      April 25, 2012 | 2:52 PM

      Hey, Maria!

      I only just now saw the email notifying me of your RSVP. I was glad to see you show up, anyway, RSVP or not, but I always love reading people’s RSVPs. So, yay!

      That’s great about you and Laura being in the same local writing group. I’m glad she reminded you about the 10K day.

      C U back over on the check-in page. Hope your story’s still cookin’ like gas. πŸ˜€

  11. Estrella Azul
    April 25, 2012 | 7:26 AM

    Alright, so for an updated RSVP πŸ™‚

    I’m choosing April 28th for my 10K Day.

    I have the day off, I’ll be at the Chef’s (which means my mom will leave me alone to write, and there isn’t anything I have to help out with over there) and will be able to focus well on my writing. Feeling great about this date!

    However, this wedding favors order I had, which I only finished this morning, has me completely drained of all energy. Not entirely sure what to do about this as I know I don’t function well and writing does not work when I’m tired… I think I’ll have to have an open mind and allow myself to quit if it’s stressing me out this time around.

    What I’d most like to feel during my 10K Day is energized. I’ll work on that with getting enough sleep, and keeping myself hydrated/fed/etc.

    At the end of my 10K day I’d like to have the feeling of accomplishment around, from reaching the 10k and doing some much needed writing.

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      April 25, 2012 | 2:55 PM

      Hey, Estrella,

      Thanks for the cool RSVP update. πŸ™‚

      You’ve got all the right elements falling into place, plus you’ve got YOU (special, talented, creative) so I know this Saturday will contain whatever it is you most need.


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