Sunday, September 19, 2010

Blogfest for Real

On Friday I had an idea for a blogfest and now I want to make it official.

Starting Monday, September 27th, you write down every minute you spend writing or editing everyday until Friday, October 1st.

On Monday, October 4th post your results, or you can keep everyone update to date daily if you'd like.

My intention was not to get people to write more, but to see how much time we actually spend and see if everyday we can increase it. Not to the point where it takes over our lives, but to the point where we feel is manageable in our lives.

Maybe it will also show where we are wasting time. Watching TV, twitter, facebook, internet, blogging (although I do think that not all time is wasted there).

Anyway Ali Cross even did an awesome icon for it, which is totally awesome.

I know some of you said count me in on Friday, but here is the official sign up.

20 comments:

Susan R. Mills said...

I love the idea of this. I'm interested in seeing how much time I do spend writing.

T. Anne said...

Ack! I don't know if I'm going to start my new WIP until OCt. I'll be interested to see how others do though. ;)

Janet Johnson said...

Sounds like a great idea! Alas, I'll be with family just then, and I don't want to look at those numbers at the end of the week. ;)Hopefully you do it again some time.

Tamika: said...

I look forward to seeing everyone's progress. Since I'm in edit mode my writing time is a bit different. Less word count and more time in precision mode.

ali said...

YES! I'm totally with you! I guess I did the icon wrong - should I change it so it reads TIME rather than word count? And you were totally sweet to give me the plug. This'll be fun!

Bethany Mattingly said...

I can't wait! I'm definitely interested in how far we can all get. I bet we can fit in a lot more than we think we can. :)

Elana Johnson said...

Awesome idea! Count me in!

Erin MacPherson said...

Ooooh... sounds fun and I'm SO interested to know how much other authors are writing and editing each week. I'm in! Question: Is it writing and editing ONLY for personal things (ie. books/articles) or does work count? I work as a staff writer for a website.

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Great idea...I have a feeling this will be like a food diary when I'm dieting...something to keep me honest and more aware of how I use my time.

lotusgirl said...

I'm still considering. This may be a good thing for me to do. It will probably make me think more about the writing and chose that over something else. Who knows? I know that not really the point, but I have to go with whatever works for me.

Carolyn V. said...

Awesome idea! I've alway wondered how much work I'm putting into my book. =)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm not a blogfest fan, but this sounds like an interesting idea. :D

Jamie Burch said...

I'm in!

Jamie Burch said...

I'm in!

Olivia J. Herrell said...

I clicked over from Jamie's blog. I'm in but Mr. Linky won't let me in. I'll be back to add my url.

Nice to meet you! that rebel, Olivia

paulgreci said...

Great idea! I'm in:-)

Jenn Wilks said...

Great Idea! I logged 1/2 hour today. So far! ;o)

gargimehra said...

Got here via Olivia’s blog. All signed up and ready to track my writing time!

gargimehra said...

Got here via Olivia’s blog. All signed up and ready to track my writing time!

Janna Qualman said...

This is an awesome call for accountability, Patti! Great idea.