It is incredibly fantastic to know that people want to keep SWIM going past the summer. Never in my wildest dreams did I think this was ever going to be more than just Revisionista and me, but we're growing and growing! We even added a new member this week - welcome, Lauren!
By now you've probably noticed that while the blog header is "Summer Writing Inspiration Movement," the website itself is simply writing inspiration movement. The seasonal element of this is important, both as a time structure for our writing goals and also to keep ourselves tied to the world around us. But summer writing inspiration movement is only going to hold us for another month or two, so we need to start thinking about how to play things for the autumn and beyond.
*How do you want to adapt the "S" in SWIM to make it applicable year-round? Seasonal WIM? Solstice WIM? Other ideas?
*What dates do you want to set as the end of "summer" and the beginning of "autumn" for our new goal period?
*How do you feel about scheduling an "open-mike" week when we actually post a sample of our writing on SWIM to share the concrete results of the goals we set each week?
*How do you feel about setting up rotating "critique buddies" to share your work with fellow SWIMmers in a smaller, more private sessions to receive feedback on your writing?
*Are there any other features or activities you would like to see or add to SWIM? A midweek meditation from everyone on one particular topic, to be decided by a new person each week? Writing exercises or quotes on writing? Useful links on writing?
This is just my brainstorm - I'd love to hear yours, so don't be shy about sharing your thoughts!
Happy Saturday hugs,