Look at the line of tabs right above the blog title (Pocket Full of Words). You’ll see a new tab there for Write A Book With Me. The tab includes the short list of game rules (mostly non-rules, frankly), the playing levels with explanations, and ways to keep track of what’s going on.
You don’t have to write at a particular time of day. You don’t have to get your words in one sitting. You don’t HAVE to do anything. Again, the point of this is for folks wanting to write who have been unnerved by my usual write-or-starve method of getting books done to discover that there is another way, and it too produces full-sized books regularly.
Small word counts consistently.
That’s it. You don’t have to post your progress. You can play and lurk. But feel free at any time to jump up and down and yell, “Yes! I have more words done than I ever thought I’d get.” It’ll happen.
On my end, I’ll include the Write A Book With Me category in my nightly wordcount-and-update posts, and you can use that wordcount for your next day’s writing, for the same day’s writing, or just as a reminder that you intend to write that day.
FINAL NOTE: This is intended to be fun. If it isn’t fun, don’t do it. There are a million ways to make a living on this planet and a million more to entertain yourself or someone else that will not include you being miserable, so if you discover that writing makes you miserable, stop. Life is too short to embrace misery out of some misplaced sense of obligation or duty.