I am past the half way mark!
It’s Day 52. Only 48 more days to go!
I can’t say that this project has been easy but it has been rewarding. I wrote my 52nd piece today. My word count is over 14,000. There are more spelling mistakes than daisies in a meadow.
Some pieces are half finished. Some I don’t like at all, they were ideas that just didn’t work. Some pieces I would really like to develop, expand and probably (maybe) turn into short stories.
Am I learning anything? Don’t miss a day. They soon creep up on you and begin to weigh you down. What else? Plot it. Outline a rough plot so when you get up to make a cup of tea, half way through the piece, you know where you were headed. That seems to work for me anyway. Anything else? Not every idea makes a good story. A lot are good ideas, some make a good premise but not all are good stories.
There have been a lot of ideas though from a dodgy art dealer to a wizard going to a job interview to a girl undertaking a year of silence.
Even though I am, and I have been, enjoying the project I must admit that it has been a little distracting at times. I have had less time to focus on my bigger projects (novellas) but I do consider this training. Practice of writing in different styles and tones, different scenes and characters, tenses and settings. Like an artists sketch pad.
Check out my last two posts on the project!
Here’s to the next 48 days and the light at the end of the tunnel!
What’s coming up on the blog:
- The Great Kemeri Bog, Latvia.
- Tom Bihn Synapse 19 Review
- Kaunas, Lithuania and the 30km bike ride
- June Interview with an author!