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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Jami Attenberg

Why is today not a national holiday?!

This is my sixth year. Thank you, Jami! Bonne chance to all of us!

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I’m a first-timer and I will write a memoir. That sounds awfully pretentious. Because who am I write a memoir? 😊

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First time for me, too! And I’m excited at the idea of embarking in this projects with so many writers all around the world! Ciao from Tuscany!

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Just finished my first 1000 words of summer. Im taking Jami's approach and handwriting 8 pages first thing in the morning and then type up and edit in the afternoons. My creative writing professor had a saying last semester: Talk to the page and the page will talk back. Im using this as my affirmation this week and let me tell you, the page had some interesting things to say today. I'll be exploring a specific territory and a few storylines over the next couple weeks. Excited to see where this ends up 14 thousand words later!

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I've been here since the beginning. Some years I've done great and others I've fallen out of rhythm after just a day or two. Some years I've skipped entirely. This year, I'll be on vacation for the back half, so I started my own little challenge last week. So far, I'm doing okay. I've missed a couple of days but the most important thing, to me, isn't the number of words but feeling the energy and spark of digging my hands into the work, touching it a little every day, figuring out what the shape of it is.

Wishing all of you that feeling of work well done over the next two weeks!

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LET'S GO! This is my very first time trying this out. I'm going to write 1000 words by 9pm tonight, starting now, 4:56pm!

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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Jami Attenberg

You and this #1000wordsofsummer are what I need, thank you. Not sure I can do this but already your words are inspiring me to make my words.

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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Jami Attenberg

Got my thousand this morning. Felt so good. My first time time was in 2021 to kickstart a novel I’d had on the back burner. Still going on it--front burner for the next two weeks. Thank you again, Jami, for championing writers in this way.

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I'm back for my sixth year of #1000wordsofsummer. Thank you, Jami, and thank you to this awesome community. Let's do it!

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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Jami Attenberg

First time participant, hearing up for a great first day! Thanks for the inspiring words Jami!

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Ciao a todos 🌞 this is my first time doing #1000wordsofsummer. It couldn’t have found me at a better time ! I am currently writing my first book and had been feeling a bit overwhelmed with the process, however being here reminds me why I stared. Looking forward to knowing more of you and being part of such a wonderful community of writers ✨ greetings from Mexico

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Really excited to participate for the first time! For me, it's all about letting go of the impulse to micro-edit every sentence or paragraph. I'm not sure what to expect exactly, which is actually very motivating. I look forward to seeing which insights and revelations arise along the way.

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I am back at it with y'all. Thanks for your inspiring words Jami!

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I had such a busy day, but sat down to write this evening and this was the most productive I've been in months--with part of a chapter I am feeling good about! This is my first year trying this, but this is such a gift; thank you, and my best to all of the other writers! Can't wait for my Father's Day 1,000!

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this is spooky - because I just finished writing a substack piece (well over the 1k words) and had forgotten all about this - so YAY - I've done something (two things?) without realising it! Double YAY. Of course I'll probably forget tomorrow - it's my neurospicy mind, not me.

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I did the mini 1000 in wintertime, and the result was my Substack! Since then I’ve published something in the neighborhood of 1k words each week on the project of cultivating family, whether biological or chosen. It began as a way to re-franchise the all-too-common grief of pregnancy loss (often a disenfranchised grief) and became something more beautiful and expansive. My goal with the summer 1000 is to see if there’s a book in this, so I’ll be writing part of the proposal today. That said, I’ve learned to be open to what comes up on the page each day with this. As Cheryl Strayed once said in a workshop I took -- you can outline and plan all you want, but be prepared for a horse you once killed to show up uninvited. Thankful for this community as I do -- the friends I’ve already made here, and the new ones I hope to find this time around!

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