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 13, 2013

Week of October 13th

Amy submits to th-th, Thursday at 11:00 am est (email me with questions). Diane tomorrow at 8.

So I have a been doing an email round robin with my studio people and in the process of establishing the practice time for them, it has become very important to me. It has become my way of keeping a journal. Last week based on something I read on (I think - now I cannot find it), I decided I should be reviewing my entries in a more orderly fashion. That is one of the biggest failings in my writing life, an orderly process of reviewing and discovering the worth of what I wrote - not only the worth of it but the development of it. Recognizing that there is growth over time despite the fact that I have very little traditional product to show for myself.

The process as it stands: I review and collect my disparate entries on Sunday (accomplished today for the 2nd week in a row. Hooray!). Morning drafting of any sort for 1 hour and an afternoon hour of revision.

I'm good at telling myself why all the other things in my life are more important, this week I will practice reminding how this plays into "best case scenario." More of that later.

Anyone want to join for an afternoon hour of productivity? Email me and we can get it on the TPR schedule...