The story’s beginning should be gripping, something that would stand out because attentions spans are shorter than they used to be. Who wants to read a boring book anyway? I’m going to share the beginning scene of my novel-in-progress Dissonance. What do you think of the first 600 or so words? Could it use some more action or tweaking? Thank you for reading!Continue reading
Part 2 of “Pomegranate in the Snow” is considerably worse if you ask me. I kind of forgot where I was going (if I ever knew at all). The prompt wanted me to talk about finding something red in the snow. Blood, which would probably be the natural thought, didn’t even come to mind. I don’t know what that says about me…haha. Enjoy!Continue reading
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As promised, the results from a writing prompt, unedited, save typos. This is only part of it. I’ll post the rest Thursday I think. It’s always embarrassing to put your unedited, disorganized, very rough writing out there for others to read, but it’s ok. We have to grow. I used to be terrified of anyone reading my writing, and when I took a creative writing class and was told I had to read it ALOUD in front of anyone and then listen to their comments, I thought I was going to vomit. But I didn’t, and here we are. I’m posting my rough writing prompts on a blog, and it’s not as scary. (Let’s not lie. I’m still scared, but at least I don’t want to throw up…)
I need a filing system, or some method of keeping track of all the bits and pieces of writing I do. I have no such method. I have notebooks and notebooks full, loose sheets of paper shoved in notebooks, between them, and nowhere near a notebook. I have a folder on my computer labeled “Writing.” But I have no idea what I’ve written if it wasn’t a novel or completed short story.
They say creative people work better at night. I’m proving that true today since it’s 2:45 AM as I write this! I’ve accomplished more in the past three hours than I have three days. Yay!
Today was a little harder to buckle down and write. Even though I wrote about 100 words more than yesterday, I had much more difficulty getting it out. I’m going to blame it on having a soccer game on at the same time, instead of zoning out with music through my headphones! It’s not at all because I lack discipline. That’s just silly.
I’ve started Week 1 of my Discipline Goals. To hold myself accountable, I’ll post at least 100 of the words I write for each day. I’ve written about 150 today, but I’m not getting cocky. AND it doesn’t mean I only have to write 50 tomorrow. Otherwise, my discipline wouldn’t improve whatsoever. Here’s some of what I wrote: