What is a Sprint?
A Sprint is a set amount of brief, uninterrupted writing time.
Fun Facts about Sprints
~ The purpose of a Sprint is get words on paper–fast.
~ A Sprint is announced via social media, such as Twitter and Facebook.
~ Someone will announce a Sprint for a certain time, i.e. “Who wants to sprint at 11:00 a.m.?” and invite others to participate.
~ 1 hr/1K is a common Sprint, meaning the goal is to write 1,000 words in 1 hour.
~ Ironically, the key to a successful Sprint is turning off or away from social media during the Sprint.
~ People who join in the Sprint often report in after it’s over and announce their progress.
~ The value of a Sprint is two-fold: to get words to paper, and to be inspired by a feeling of community.
~ Ironically, again, the community is usually a virtual (online) one.
~ Think Usain Bolt working on WIP. That’s a Sprint.
Have you ever Sprinted? Is/was it valuable?