I’m not sure if you’ve had a chance to check out the site Savvy Authors yet, but it’s a by-writers-for-writers website with plenty of resources, community, and encouragement for writers at all levels of their careers.
Admittedly, the website isn’t as user-friendly as it could be (I’m still trying to find my way around) but with a bit of patience, there’s a lot there. This month, Savvy Authors is holding a ‘June Boot Camp’ competition, a great way to kick your writing into high-gear if you’ve been stagnant or moving slowly for awhile…
Writers are broken into teams of five, based on genre or interest, and basically… you write! Or edit. Totals are posted at the end of the day (looks like it’s an honors system), and at the end of the month, the winning team gets up to $125 in credit for the website’s workshops — that’s $25 per person, or one free workshop (or two, if you choose a few cheaper ones).
I just remembered about it this morning, and I think you have just a few more days to get in on it. I’d head over there now if I were you!
Personally, I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep the momentum up — as much as I love NaNoWriMo in November, that’s something I prep for well in advance — but it’s worth trying!
See you over there… and may the most prolific team win! Then again, if it jumpstarts creativity? We’ve all won!
***06/02/10 — EDITED TO ADD: Sorry!!!! I just realized that in order to be a part of the June Boot Camp, you need a paid membership to the site. I should have posted that first, and I apologize. I wasn’t trying to dupe anyone into heading over and signing up and then realizing it costs $$$… If you’re interested, a premium membership is $30/year, and there are events like this and occasionally free workshops to take that make it worthwhile (earlier this year there was a month-long free workshop event for members). If you’re not able to sign up for a paid membership, I still encourage you to head over there, as there are plenty of things for you to do and take advantage of in the meantime!