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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.)

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Jun 28, 2010

Schedule for the Week of Sunday June 27th.

For the most recent post, click here!

Sorry I have gone missing! Starting tomorrow I will be here!

Tuesday, June 29th, 7:30am-8:30 am EST(morning).
Wednesday, June 30th, 7:30am-8:30 am EST(morning)
Wednesday, June 30th, 12pm-1pm (midday)
Thursday, July 1st, 7:30am-8:30 am EST(morning)
Thursday, July 1st, 12-1pm EST(midday). (I'm making this one one hour earlier. I am schedule challenged so I made a mistake. Thursday July 1st, 11am-12pm EST
Friday, July 2nd, 7:30am-8:30 am EST(morning)

I have a lot going on this week, therefore choices are slimmer than usual! Let me know if there are times that you'd like to see return next week.

I will not post the second or third post in the event no one joins me for the unpluggings! If I adjust the schedule, changes will be marked in red or crossed off. Or in this case both!


  1. I am planning on the AM TPR's off Wed, Thurs, and Fri. *hoping*

  2. I'm going to be sparse the next three weeks, but will try to get an am this week!!

  3. Summer is sparse! For me too! Good to see you back Kelly!

  4. I'm confused. I'm here, but I think I'm supposed to be somewhere else for the Weds 6/30 12-1 EST. And I was late. Anyway, I'm working for an hour in solidarity.

  5. I worked an hour. There's a party going on somewhere...

  6. Come back, Robert! Sorry to be so confusing! Come to the most recent post! In one minute there will be a party--I messed with the schedule for my own selfish purposes!

  7. Hey, all. I changed tomorrow's(Wednesday, July 1st) unplugging hour from 12-1 pm eastern, to 11-12pm eastern--letting you know, just in case you were planning on being there. Check the schedule!

  8. I'm looking forward to the new schedule this Sunday. My break is over and it's time for me to get writing again! Woot!

  9. Awesome, Casey! G2K. Is it still the 2pm Pacific and evenings(or late night our time) being best for you?

  10. Afternoons and/or evenings are usually best for me. Just schedule however is comfortable for YOU though, and I'll see what I can make, cause I never know exactly what my schedule will be.

  11. Okay, Casey! New schedule is up. There are afternoons (for me) there that I hope will give you options. We'll see if they work out. I sure understand if they don't, but I'd love to see you and hear how your break went!