WOOO-HOOO: It’s the Winter Writing Festival’s Week One Check-In!!!!!
Posted by Elisa Beatty Jan 17 2013, 12:01 am in Winter Writing Festival
The Third Annual Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival is really rocking, with the Ruby Sisters and dozens of their always-talented friends writing their hearts out!
Today we complete our FIRST FULL WEEK, and it’s time to officially check in!
If you’re reading this on the Festival website (the blue site), jump on over to the regular Ruby Slippered Sisterhood blog ( the ruby-colored site, at rubyslipperedsisterhood.com) and leave a quick comment about your experience with the Festival and your progress so far.
(See info on SWAG you could win, below!!)
A few bits of business before we move on:
1. CHAT ROOM SPRINTS ARE FABULOUS!
A reminder to those who haven’t jumped in with the writing sprints yet: our Chat Room http://www.rsswwf.com/ichat/ is open over at the rsswwf.com site. The sprints have helped MANY Festival participants make amazing progress! You don’t have to be in first-draft mode either: the sprints work just as well if you’re in the planning or revision stages too. It’s just a great way to get butt-in-chair and stay focused for a couple hours!
If you’re still unsure, or feeling a little shy, check out Kim Law’s really helpful post about how the sprints work right here.
2. We’re at EIGHT POINTS! (That’s where you should be if you made your goals all week. You should have nine points if you got the bonus for signing in on the first day! And some of you have been heaping up extra points–so if you’re ahead of that already, good for you!
If you made your goals, please add a line in your comment in all caps saying I MADE MY GOAL!!! You will hear us cheering loudly!!!
If you’re a bit behind, NO WORRIES!! You can always double up on later dates, OR revise your goals is your original ones were a tad too ambitious. The point is to KEEP WORKING and MAKE PROGRESS!! We can’t say it enough: the Festival is designed for YOU!
3. Git yer red-hot Festival Participant Badge right here:
If you didn’t get your badge up on your personal website yet, you can grab a copy right now. Just right-click on the badge below, choose “SAVE IMAGE AS” and save it to your computer. You can then upload it to your own website as you please!
4. Is it too late to join??? NEVER TOO LATE!!!
If you’re just discovering us, or if you’ve got friends burning with jealousy because they’ve heard of all of the progress you’ve made in the Writing Sprints, tell them to jump right in!! They can give themselves Super Bonus Golden Sunshine Points (or some less embarrassing name, if they prefer) to make up for any days they’ve missed so far, and move forward from there.
AND NOW FOR THE SWAG:
Anyone who checks in at the Ruby blog today will be entered in a random drawing to win one of the following prizes (just because we love you!):
Now it’s YOUR turn, Festival-goers!! How did the week go? Did you make your goals??