Need structure? Want to find camaraderie? Tired of writing in solitude? Join our virtual office space. At TPR someone is always in the cubicle next to you.

Here's how the practice room works:


At the given date and time (weekly schedule posted below), meet at post 1. It appears 30 minutes in advance of the hour (barring unusual circumstances), giving us a chance to set our goals in the comments. Declare your goal. Work toward furthering your project; word counting, revision, or whatever it needs - you decide.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED! announces our hour. During that time, we write! The rules: no procrastinations. Please feel free to make tea or stand on your head as needed.

When the time is up, Post 3 appears with a chat box and we will get a chance to converse, or you can comment old-style to tell us what you got done! We are dying to know!

Read about a typical first time here. I make the schedule every Sunday. It will remain up in the side bar until I post the next week's schedule (feel free to make requests for particular times in the comments - I take them into serious consideration). All additions will be noted in in the side bar. Come back and check it often. (The schedule times are listed in Eastern Time Zone but the blog posts in Central - Tina's time zone. Our visitors are from all over the map.)

Please email me with questions, comments, or just to introduce yourself! tina dot laurel at gmail dot com

Don't forget to sign the guestbook at the bottom of the page!

Nov 7, 2011

Post 3:Reconvention!

KrysteyBelle, Maria, and Dianne were present. We talked about first draft dilemmas and children waking us up in the night.


We are unplugged! We'll meet back at 9 pm EST in post 3 for a reconvention chat. If no one is there, the chat will be canceled.

Post 1: Unpluggage Begins 8 pm eastern

What will you be working on? Tell us in the comments!

Post 3: Reconvention!

Maria, Anna, Marisa and myself. Heather was stuck in a library writing. Where were you, J?


The hour runs from 11 am est until noon. Meet back at post 3 for the chat.

Post 1: Unplug at 11 est

What will you be working on? Tell us in comments.

Post 3: Reconvene

Amy and Maria - no one else. Thanks for holding down the fort you two!

Post 3: Reconvention

:) Just me. Heather needed to leave before reconvention!

I didn't accomplish any of my writing goals, so I made up for it by taking out the trash and cleaning the kitchen.

Post 2: Unplug Until 10am EST

Get some writing done!

Post 1: Come, Unplug with Us at 9:00 am est

Howdy folks. I thought, maybe I'd do laundry. Maybe I'd take a bath (since I have a sore throat). Maybe I'd...write?

I need the kick in the pants that this Practice Room brings. Join me. From 9-10 est we write. Then we'll chat at 10! Let me know what your goals are in the comments of this post! Let's get serious.

Post 3: Reconvention!

Just me. Back to my words...


The hour runs from 7 until 8 am est. Let me know if you'll be at chat.

Post 1: Unplug at 7 am est

Let me know if you writing with me and I will meet you at chat.