LiveWriting Day 2020 is in the bag! And like everything in 2020, it was a little trickier than expected, with some unanticipated glitches, and some slog points.
But like every LiveWriting Day I’ve done, it was also a lot of fun, a success, and a very good (if long) day.
I also did this on Twitch for the first time, which means I have some numbers I wouldn’t otherwise have.
Path to Affiliate
Reach 50 Followers – 9
Stream for 8 Hours – 12.3 (this includes a couple test streams before)
Stream on 7 Different Days (well, 4 earlier test streams) 5
Average of 3 Viewers – 3.5
The average viewers throughout the day floated around 3.8. I have four different streams yesterday because I turned it off for naps and, once, lost power for five minutes.
Of the four streams, I have the largest unique viewers at 9 and 7 for the others, so the safe assumption is I had a total of 9 viewers! Thank you, all nine of you!
I know at least two people were in the Drive document and not in the Twitch stream – and thank you to the two of you, too! Continue reading
It’s the last call on polls 2, 3, & 4 so that I can finish up something of an outline tomorrow.
Link to Poll Four
Link to Poll Three
Link to Poll Two (Genres)
LiveWriting Day Page
And! What ELSE should I put in a poll for tomorrow (Saturday), something that could be determined before the writing begins?
I know some people like to see these, so here are the results of the three Live-Writing Day Polls as of right now. Polls 2 and 3 are still open – go vote!
Since I’m getting all excited about my upcoming Live-Writing Day, I wrote up a What Is LiveWriting Day!
So what IS Live-Writing Day?
Well, it’s funny you should ask…
Inspired by https://1889.ca/ – https://www.amazon.com/MCM/e/B002GGD2IS/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1 – who wrote several novels in live-writing events – and by Ysabet Wordsmith’s Fishbowl (which also inspired my Giraffe Calls…), livewriting is writing directly in front of your audience, where they can see (and comment on, and put input in on) your every word as written.
Here’s one more link which shows live-writing with an even more intense focus on the audience.
As for me? I open up a document and take your prompts! In previous years, I’ve done it as a series of short stories, working on longer projects when the prompts run dry, aiming for 10,000 words or more during a 14-hour day (with breaks)
This year, I’m going to do it all (or at least mostly all) on one self-indulgent story, outlined beforehand to a certain degree but with reader participation throughout.
I have plans for Autumn and Winter!
October: The Squish-Squash Prompt Call! Check it out and leave a prompt; comment on stories you want to see continued.
October, too: Preptober! Gonna end up starting a little late – probably tomorrow, maybe as late as the 15th.
November: NaNoWriMo! I’m going to do a series of completions, and maybe a story for submission.
December: Map-vent. A new event I’m making up. 25 days of maps. Or work on maps. Mapping on Maps.
Late December: Live Writing Day – see this tag – http://www.lynthornealder.com/tag/livewriting-day/ – for past years of livewriting days! I have off: Friday, December 25-Friday, January 1, 2021. One of these days (probably Wednesday), I will be doing a full day of writing.