So. I’ve been thinking. Always danger, I know. Usually, when I think I have a good idea I take a couple Advil and go lay down for a nap, and by the time I wake up the idea doesn’t seem as good anymore.
Whether it’s because I thought of this idea while I was meditating, or perhaps I didn’t follow my usual advice and take that Advil and a nap, I’ve sorta dedicated myself to this idea of Write Night 2018.
Write Night 2018, Saturday, June 3rd-Sunday June 4th. What this means is an all-nighter. An all night writing marathon. 7pm to 7am. Of course, breaks are a good idea. Food is also needed, and lots and lots of coffee.
Why do this? Well, if you must know (and of course you must, you’re here reading this to find out), it’s because of a few reasons.
- I start a ton of pieces I don’t finish and then skip around from one to another trying to figure out which one to finish. Write Night is a moment to finish. That’s what Write night is all about. Get as many pieces, as many drafts done, as you can. This might just mean finishing those last 6000 words on that novel you’ve been avoiding (that’s not me) or wrapping up the plot thread of your first volume graphic novel (that’s me) and maybe finish revision a couple short stories (also me). The point is, NaNoWriMo exists for people to write 50,000 words in one month. Write Night is the other part of that. It’s all about wrapping something up.
- I just haven’t had much dedicated writing time as of late. June 3rd-4th is my first weekend when I don’t have to get up and go teach high schoolers on Monday. I want to celebrate with a huge writing marathon!
- Maybe some people will take notice. Probably not the first time around, but this is something I’d like to do every June. 1 night a year. Write Night. I will be live streaming myself–maybe on Twitch or something. It will probably be a pretty boring stream, but that’s not the point. It will be 12 hours (more or less) of writing time. Maybe other people will join in some day. Maybe not. But this should be fun, and difficult. And I love both of those things.