Imagine working on your writing projects every week during term. What could you accomplish in 18 hours of focused writing?
Now imagine what your week would feel like if you got that writing time in on Monday.
A Meeting With Your Writing will support your commitment to write regularly
You schedule 2 hours every Monday from April 8 to June 24. At the appointed time, you join a conference call with others who are also devoting the next 2 hours to their writing projects. I guide you through an exercise to get focused and decide what to work on. Then we all hang up and write for about 1 hour and a half. At the end, we call back in to celebrate what we’ve accomplished.
What others have said:
Participants in the autumn session were at all stages of career from PhD students through to full professors (some aren’t even academics). They had different writing goals but all reported making significant progress and some finished and submitted articles for publication. Several mentioned that the articles they were working on were things they had been procrastinating about for a while. In addition to these concrete achievements, many reported shifts in their approach to writing.
When is this meeting?
Mondays at 10 a.m. Eastern time for 2 hours, starting April 8, 2013.
(3 p.m. UK; 4 p.m. Europe; 11 a.m. Atlantic; 9 a.m. Central; 8 a.m. Mountain; 7 a.m. Pacific)
We spend 15 minutes together on a conference call, hang up and write for about 1 hour 30 minutes, then call back in to celebrate.
If this time doesn’t work but you would be interested in future, you can sign up for my advance notice list and I’ll let you know about future sessions and time changes.
How much does it cost?
Because part of the value of this is having things scheduled in advance and just turning up, you can’t buy sessions individually. We work in 12 week blocks, which roughly line up with academic terms.
It’s $95 for 12 weeks. You can sign-up any time before April 26. If you try it and decide it’s not for you, you can have a full refund before April 30th.
Were you teaching through April and couldn’t make Mondays? Want to join for May and June? You can do that for $75. I’ll keep registration open until May 15.
In addition to the subscription price, you will also need to pay long-distance charges. I use a service that provides a number in your local country. The Canadian number is a US area code. The UK number is a mobile. You may be able to do this from your office phone. You may want to investigate long distance plans. You can also buy minutes with Skype at a reasonable rate. You will not be on the phone for the full 2-hour meeting. Each meeting will have less than 40 minutes actually on the phone (in 2 parts).
Registration for the current session is now closed. If you would like to be notified when registration opens for the next session, subscribe to my Advance Notice List
Still not sure?
If this feels like it might be a good thing for you but you aren’t feeling the “Hell, yeah.” I’d love to help you get a clear answer (even if that’s a no). If you think it sounds like something you should like but don’t, you have my permission to close this tab in your browser.
If the problem is a gremlin who thinks you should be able to do this without paying for a service like this, I’ve written your gremlin a note.
If you don’t think you have anything important enough to write, keep in mind that I’ll help you pick something every week. You don’t need to have a deadline. Or a big project. Or even a very well articulated project.
There are lots of things you could write in this time:
- an article
- a book
- parts of your dissertation
- shitty first drafts (HT Ann Lamott)
- blog posts
- book reviews
- conference papers
- the things you really want to write instead of your dissertation
- policy documents for a committee
- love letters
- long complicated e-mail responses that actually require thought
- revisions to shitty first drafts (or almost finished pieces of work)
- to do lists of small tasks your current writing project needs to move to the next phase
- free-writes of half-formed ideas that might one day become …
- grant proposals
Does that help? Return to the payment form.
If it’s something else, just ask and I’ll see if I can clarify things.