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#1K1hr or some variation thereof....

Patrick Alan came up with the Twitter hashtag for writers #1k1hr patrick-alan.com/ which means that a writer will write for ONE HOUR and write 1K words. It is a derivative of 30/500 which is writing for 30 minutes AND writing 500 words. The 30/500 was developed by Scott William Carter  scottwilliamcarter.com/2010/01/19/games-writers-play-1-the-30500-rule /a friend of Patrick Alan's.

I find both concepts fascinating but sometimes it is all I can do to either write for 30 minutes OR write 500 words and/or write for ONE hour or write 1K words. I cannot commit to doing both because of physical and emotional limitations. Now I have been known to write 2k in an hour but that is another story for another time.

I propose a hashtag for those who #amwriting but want to set a goal of either #1kor1hr or #30minsor500words. It demonstrates that a commitment has been made but one that is doable by the #writer who may be doing the best they can with what they have.

I am not saying that we should not STRETCH ourselves as writers because I think that we should do so every day. If you can write #2k1hr then announce it and let the world know your plans. Sure this makes for lots of hashtags but we are #writers and we create every day. Why can't we create new hashtags for everyone to use?

I am grateful to Patrick Alan and Scott William Carter for sharing their ideas and I am especially grateful to India Drummond for introducing me to them. I always enjoy finding new ways to challenge myself as a writer because if I don't I will get especially sloppy and we can't have that as I am sloppy enough as it is.

I hope that all my writing compadres have a fruitful night filled with words, sentences and chapters.

Ciao!

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