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!

Oct 29, 2012

Post 3: Reconvention!

Mary, Maria, KrysteyBelle, Marisa, and Dianne were here tonight. We talked about our current projects and what we do when we're stuck and need some time away from the WIP.


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

Welcome to the Hurricane Sandy edition of The Practice Room! I'll be here unless I have no power/internet. We do have a generator, but it won't run everything in the house. So we'll have to make choices at some point.

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

Post 3: Reconvention!

KB, Marisa, Amy and myself. Focus and writing. How to train our selves to turn the writing on like a the bell turns on the drool.

Post 2: We are unplugged!

The hour goes from 1 until 2 est. Meet back at post 3 for the chat.

Post 1: Unplug at 1 pm est.

Let us know what you are working on down there in the comments.

Schedule for the Week of Sunday, October 28

Thinking of people on the east coast. Hope all is well where you are and you are keeping safe. I left you on the schedule, Dianne, just in case you can and want to unplug. But hope you are keeping safe foremost. 

Monday, October 29
12 pm est Change in  TH-TH. email amy or tina w/ questions.
We usually unplug after, 1 pm est

Dianne 8 pm est

Tuesday, October 30

Wednesday, October 31
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, November 1
1 pm est