Brace yourselves for #writeabookwithal on Feb 1

The February 2018 round of #writeabookwithal is coming!
Posted on January 23, 2018

The February 2018 round of #writeabookwithal is coming!With one week of the school holidays left, my thoughts are turning to two things: the huge stack of things on my To Do list and the next book I want to write.

In order to manage both of these things at once, I’ve decided some accountability is in order. And so…

On February 1, I’ll be starting a new round of #writeabookwithal – if you haven’t yet witnessed the pure joy/chaos of this particular hashtag, the premise is simple. I start a new manuscript and post a word count each day – even if it’s 0 – on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (or some combination of the three) with the #writeabookwithal hashtag. If you’d like to, you can join in, sharing your own word counts under the post on my FB page, or using the hashtag on Twitter or Instagram.

At this stage, I’m only aiming to write around 20,000 words, so I’m hoping for a four-week challenge, but we’ll see how we go.

Your goal can be as few or as many words as you wish.

That’s it. The whole challenge in a nutshell. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to daily word counts, but writers who’ve joined me before have commented on how inspiring the whole ‘group effort’ is, so I hope you’ll take a look.

I’ll pop up a post on 1 Feb to remind y’all we’re underway and off we go.

Will you join me?

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  1. Sal Gallaher

    I’m in with a slow start on day 1. But I’m in šŸ™‚

    • Allison Tait

      Huzzah! A slow start is better than no start!

  2. Effie

    Gotta find an ending after NaNoWrimo.. Iā€™m in

    • Allison Tait

      The best reason to begin is to find out how it ends!

  3. Melissa Gijsbers

    I’m in this time šŸ™‚ I have a manuscript I need to finish. Currently about half done, but could do with a bit of a kick up the butt.

    • Allison Tait

      I’m happy to kick when required!

  4. Toni

    Is it ok to build on current book – 27,000 words from NANOWRIMO?

    • Allison Tait

      So fine! And sorry for not responding sooner!

  5. Louise Allan

    I’d so love to be ‘in’ … I have a lot on in February, though … But, I need to get on with book #2 … And a little bit is better than nothing … Oh, okay, you’ve twisted my arm.

    • Allison Tait

      A little is ALWAYS better than nothing! Good luck!

  6. Amber

    Yes. Absolutely! Amber from Oklahoma, USA is in!

    • Allison Tait

      Fantastic Amber from Oklahoma! I hope it’s going well!

  7. Russ Irvine

    So nanowrimo without the pressure?!


    I’m still a little broken from last November so I think this is a good idea.

    (presses buzzer)

    I’m in.

    • Allison Tait

      NaNo at your own pace… I’m glad you’re in!

  8. Sanch @ Sanch Writes

    Awesome! I am at a rewriting stage for my WIP so I might join in with that if it’s acceptable. Else, always happy to start another shiny new idea! šŸ˜€

    • Allison Tait

      All things are acceptable for this particular challenge. šŸ™‚

  9. Sandy Barker

    I’m in! I’m moving house on Jan 31 and leaving Melbourne for a year on Feb 4, but, dammit, I’m in!!!

    • Allison Tait

      Good grief! I hope the move went well!

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