And the Next #WIPjoy Shall Be… (Drumroll, Please!)

September 28, 2016

So, I have happy news (the next #WIPjoy) and also a bit of happier news (a surprise)!  Read on…

I usually announce the next #WIPjoy at the end of the one that’s currently running, but a lot of people have asked me this time when the next one will be – and some people are new to the event and not aware it’s more than a one-time thing!  For those reasons I’ve decided to announce it a bit ahead of time so people can know what to expect.

The next #WIPjoy will be………..

(Drumroll please…..) 😀



January???  Maybe you’re a little dismayed.  It’s such a long way off!  But I’m trying to transition #WIPjoy into being seasonal (four times a year! Yay!).  The next season is winter.  And we all know the holidays are crazy, so December is kind of out! 😛

The tentative #WIPjoy schedule for the future will be:

Winter (January)
Spring (April)
Summer (July)
Fall (October)

This year’s was a bit off – hence the long gap between September and January. *sad face*

BUT.  But but but.

Here’s the happier (for now) news. 😀

To tide people over during this abnormally long gap, I’m going to host a week-long mini #WIPjoy in the middle of November!


It’ll be a week of fun daily prompts – thanksgiving themed, since it’s the week before Thanksgiving. 😀  If they’d like, those doing NaNoWriMo can gain momentum and encouragement during that hard stretch in the middle of the month, and those of us not doing NaNo can enjoy it anyway!

I hope to see you there!!

Who’s with me? 😀  Leave me a comment letting me know how WIPjoy can be more awesome and serve your author needs even better! ^_^


  1. I’ve enjoyed WIPjoy and it’s made me think deeper about parts of my story. But for those who aren’t as far along with their WIP, the “share a line” parts can be difficult to do. While I have a detailed outline, I’ve only written a few chapters so far so it’s been hard to find something to share on those days. Just thought I’d mention it. 🙂

    • I understand that! 🙂 I think line days tend to be a favorite of a lot of people, though. Maybe some others can weigh in on that, and let me know if they’d care, but I’d be reluctant to take them away for the sake of the people who enjoy them so much.

      • Oh – I wouldn’t take them away! But maybe if there was an alternative for those who don’t really have one? “Share a line or tidbit” or something along those lines.

  2. Yay! I only started halfway through September, but I’m all for a break. My first little one will be arriving at the end of October so that gives me enough time to get my writing momentum back up in time to participate!

    • Aww, yay! And congrats on your little one!! So exciting! 🙂

    • Congratulations, Karaesselbach!

  3. I am so happy to read this! First time #WIPjoy – er and am really enjoying it 🙂 will look out for the November prompts. Thanks so much for organising!

  4. Sounds great to me!

  5. YES. MINI #WIPjoy!!!!! So excited!!!! 😀

  6. Awesome, So excited! For me it’s good that it’s a long way off. It’ll give me a chance to start a new WIP when I publish this one in October!
    Thanks so much for hosting #WIPjoy – it’s the most fun I’ve ever had on Twitter! This has been my first one, and I have loved it.

  7. uh yeah I’m definitely glad you choose January because for me, both November and December are RIDICULOUS.I’d have no time x like…10. I already have no time. The beauty of #WIPjoy is having the time to go through and read awesome posts and find new authors/writers and have discussions and find common interests and common ground. If i’m busy I miss out on all the fun and just posting posts isn’t as fun as getting involved.

    I look forward to more #WIPjoy next year. Thank you for this entire event, it is very fun, encouraging, and definitely helps people get to know each other and their WIPs. It helps to build interest, momentum, etc etc etc.

    • Absolutely!! I know the holidays are insane for a lot of us and a lot WOULD be lost if we didn’t have time to scroll through and see others’ posts. 🙂

      I’m thrilled you’re enjoying #WIPjoy!

  8. Being a first timer to #WIPjoy, I found it fun and encouraging to my second draft! And come January, I’ll have one to work on, soo that’s perfect timing! And my NaNo will get some needed oomph in November! Thank you!

  9. Yay sounds great! Really enjoyed September wipjoy. Great way of connecting with other writers.

  10. I LOVED wipjoy! Looking forward to January’s, though it’s a bit of a wait. Thank you for doing it, Bethany!

  11. I did not know this was more than a one-time event. I look forward to participating in January. And I’m thrilled about your mini WIPjoy. Thanks for all of the things!

    • You’re welcome, Sarah! I hope you get to participate in November and January! ^_^

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