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:

First of all, EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

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!


Sep 30, 2012

Schedule for the Week of Sunday, September 30th



Monday, October 1st
2 pm est
Dianne 8 pm est

Tuesday, October 2nd
???

Wednesday, October 3rd
Special extended. 3 pm est until 4:15

Thursday, October 4th
12 pm est TH-TH. email amy or tina w/ questions.
Shall we unplug after? 1 pm est


Sep 25, 2012

Sep 24, 2012

Post 3:Reconvention!

Maria, Amy, and Dianne were here. We talked about revisions and following your gut instincts on a story.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!


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 and I. We mostly talked about my projects. And reading your own.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!

The hour goes from 2 - 3 pm est. Meet back at 3 for the chat.

Post 1: Unplug at 2 pm est

What will you be working on? Let us know in comments.

Sep 23, 2012

Schedule for the Week of Sunday, September 23rd



Monday September 24th
2 pm est
Dianne 8 pm est

Tuesday September 25th
Let's say 2 pm est.

Wednesday September 26th
??

Thursday, August 27th
12 pm est TH-TH. email amy or tina w/ questions.
Shall we unplug after? 1 pm est

Sep 17, 2012

Post 3:Reconvention!

Dianne, Jennifer, KrysteyBelle, and Maria were here, discussing how to move forward on a first draft even though you know you aren't getting it right.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!


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!

Schedule for the Week of Sunday September 16th

Happy Rosh HaShana, the Jewish new year! - that is why I nearly forgot to post... Monday September 17th Dianne 8 pm est Tuesday September 18th I may or may not be available to unplug. Let me know if you want to. Wednesday September 19th Special extended unplug. 3 pm est until 4:15 Thursday, August 20th 12 pm est TH-TH. email amy or tina w/ questions. Shall we unplug after? 1 pm est

Sep 10, 2012

Post 3:Reconvention!

A productive night here at TPR. KrysteyBelle, Marcy, Maria, Jenn, and Dianne were present. We helped Dianne think through some revisions, suggested a way for Maria to ditch some "telling" and approach the situation a different way, and encourage Jenn to break some rules. :)

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!


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!

I might not get home in time for the check-in this evening, but I will definitely be here for the chat.

Post 1: Unplug at 2 pm est IS CANCELED!

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

Sep 9, 2012

Schedule for the Week of Sunday, September 9th



Monday September 10th
3 pm est
Dianne 8 pm est

Tuesday September 11th
I may or may not be available to unplug. Let you know day of.

Wednesday September 12th
Special extended unplug. 3 pm est until 4:15

Thursday, August 13th
12 pm est TH-TH. email amy or tina w/ questions.
Shall we unplug after? 1 pm est

Sep 6, 2012

Post 3: Reconvention!

Got kicked off chatroll, but at least some work done. Maria and Marisa there but not happy with the work part.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!

The hour runs from 1 pm est until 2. Meet at post 3 for the chat.

Post 1: Unplug at 1 pm est

What will you be working on? Let us know in comments!

Sep 5, 2012

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!

This special EXTENDED unplug runs from 3 pm est until 4:15 pm est. Meet at post 3 for the chat.

Post 1: Special EXTENDED Unplug at 3 pm est

We will unplug from 3 pm est until 4:15. What will you be working on?

Sep 3, 2012

Post 3:Reconvention!

Maria, KrysteyBelle, and Dianne were here. We talked about crits and revisions.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED!


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!

Schedule for the week of Sunday September 2nd, 2012


Today is Labor Day! Celebrate your hard work! Anybody writing? Dianne will be at 8 pm est. Anyone else?

Monday September 3rd
Dianne 8 pm est

Tuesday September 4th
I may or may not be available to unplug. Let you know day of.

Wednesday September 5th
Special extended unplug. 3 pm est until 4:15

Thursday, August 6th
12 pm est TH-TH. email amy or tina w/ questions.
Shall we unplug after? 1 pm est