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UKREVIEWER
03-28-2006, 11:28 PM
Are there any crime /suspense writers out there who are interested in pairing up with me for some cheerleading? A few rah-rah-rahs and goal motivating chants?

Having a partner in crime helps you know!

I'm not so much in need for a crit partner, as such. I am, however, looking foward to help motivate and have someone motivate me; to complete goals, exchange word counts, successes and failures via email and / or instant messenger on a daily basis, or as near to as possible. I'm quite anal about my goals, but I still need encouragement! It would be great if you did, too!

If you are going to write a first, fast draft (sort of book-in-a-month style) then that would be perfect - because that's what I am about to start, but it's not a requirement. I just need someone who is keen to published, wants to be whipped into action, and takes their goals seriously. Am I asking for too much?

In case you hadn't already figured it out, (and if you are a crime writer, well, you probably have already ) I'm from the UK. Not sure if that matters, but thought it should be mentioned. You might need to know if you have ideas of critting each others work later, or because of the time difference.

I work 4 mornings a week, and one day (usually Fridays) I just write all day -- when I'm motivated, of course!

Feel free to ask me (almost) anything, and I will reply. I write content articles, freelance and I'm a columnist, too. So I have plenty of writing experience, just not as a published novelist!!!! That could change with your help...

Anyway, if you are interested, please PM me (or write a note here) and we can have a chat, and take it further.

Hope to speak to you soon! :hooray:

Good Word
03-29-2006, 02:40 AM
No, you are not asking for too much. Check out the Weekend Progress Report thread in the Humor Forum. It helps motivate a bunch of us, various genres. You are welcome to join in. Some people post weekly, some less, some more.

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24823

UKREVIEWER
04-16-2006, 10:02 PM
Thanks for your good advice, I will look into it.

Also, I suppose I'd better say I have found a motivator -- thanks to this forum!

Yay!

What a brilliant group this is.

Chickenchargrill
04-17-2006, 09:39 PM
Hey! I'd be interested in that too. PM me if you're looking for anyone else. I could do with a kick up the back side.

I'm from the UK too. Derbyshire to be a little more precise.