Friday, October 4, 2013

Introducing the SLOW Buddies Project

I've said it a million times and I'll never stop saying it: Writing buddies are invaluable during the writing process! I've gone through a bunch of different avenues to find awesome writing buddies. I met Stef by posting in the forums. I met some others on the WrAHM society Facebook group. Some I met on blogs and Twitter. There are so many ways to find them. And yet it's a tough process finding the right people. But it's worth it!

It can be a daunting task to hunt through the AW forums for someone who fits or to build up the courage to email that blogger you admire, hoping against hope that they too need a CP. Well, this is where I'd like to step in. Here at Secret Life, we love our readers. Like we really, really love you guys!!! So I want to do something that could change your writing experience in a big way!

Here's the deal:

1. Send us an email at at gmail dot com. In the email, tell us a little about yourself. Give us the genre you're writing in. Feel free to include multiple genres if that's the case. Let us know what genres you read most often. Tell us how far along you are in your manuscript. Tell us your favorite authors/books, if you prefer Star Trek or Star Wars, just whatever you want to tell us. Info on when you do most of your writing might be helpful as well.

P.S. This could be a wonderful opportunity for those of you doing NaNoWriMo this year! I'd like to pair up WriMoers so you'd have enough time, about a week, to kind of get to know each other and to discuss what your NaNo projects will be.

2. We will analyze the emails and try to pair people up, either by twos or threes depending on how many applicants we get.

3. In 2 weeks on Friday October 18th, we'll send out the pairings and you and your new writing friend/friends can start getting to know each other!

I'll also be around to help in anyway I can after the pairings happen. So, it won't be a complete "So and so meet so and so" now...

So there you have it. And to those of you who've already found that special writing buddy, remember what it was like before you had your awesome CP and help us spread the word! You could be responsible for the start of a beautiful friendship!

If you have any questions, any at all, feel free to ask in the comments!

11 secret replies:

  1. This is a fantastic idea! Definitely something I'll be doing :-)

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  2. Yay!! Thank you so much for doing this! :)

  3. Awesome. Will send an email later.

  4. just happened upon this and it's too late :( will you be doing it again someday?

  5. I'm only seeing this now that it's over. Do you think you might do another pair up soon?