Here's a photo of some of our notebookers during a writing marathon in Pennsylvania this weekend. What is a writing marathon, you ask? The idea was created by Natalie Goldberg, in her book Writing Down the Bones. It's when a group of people get together and write. You write for about ten minutes and then the group gets up and walks some more until you find another place to write. The process repeats until the group is ready for a break. It's a wonderful way to find a new perspective in your writing and to find a community to support your writing.
What if you had your own writing marathon? Could you be part of a writing marathon? Maybe there are people in our group who are geographically close to you. Share a post. Extend an invitation. Find a date, a location, and write. It will be so worth it! I'll be inviting people to one in my neck of the woods soon. If you are too far away from others, keep your eyes open for a virtual writing marathon. The plans are still in the works, but I'll keep you updated.
The most valuable part of the writing marathon is the community aspect. Writing can feel like a solitary event, but finding a community to support, to encourage, and to keep you accountable is priceless. Keep notebooking! We are here for you.