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!

Dec 10, 2012

Post 3:Reconvention!

KrysteyBelle, Serena, Maria, Marcy, and Dianne were here. We talked about our progress tonight, pitches, queries, and publishing news.


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!

My daughter has an orchestra concert in the early part of the evening, so I might not be here in time for check-in, but I'll be around for the unplug and the chat.  I'll be tweaking the second chapter of THE EIGHTH DAY #2 based on feedback from Krystalyn.

Post 3: Reconvention!

Amy, Marisa and myself. we should all remember to keep doing morning pages.


The hour runs from 1 - 2 pm est. Meet back here for the chat.

Post 1: Unplug at 1 pm EST

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

critchat in lieux of gchat

A chat box

Amy maria and Marisa and I chatted about Maria's chapter 6 and 7. Coming along quite nicely.

Schedule for the Week of December 11th

Again I am posting on Monday! We had a big snowstorm here yesterday. I think snow is awesome! But it took my mind off TPR. That and Hanukah. Second week in a row that I posted late. Happy new week to you all.

Monday, December 11
TH-TH at noon. Unplug at 1 pm est
Dianne 8 pm est

Tuesday, December 12

Wednesday, December 13

Thursday, December 14
1 pm est