You may have noticed I have not been posting much this month. I have been quiet because I was participating in the StoryADay challenge at Julie Duffy’s blog.
The challenge is an easy one to customize to fit your writing needs. You simply make your own goals to write something regularly in the month of May. My goal was to write 500 to 700 words every single day on any topic I fancied and also to visit the blog regularly for prompts and other inspiration.
On the first day I wrote down a bunch of ideas for projects to work on. Julie Duffy calls them “sparks.” The following eight days I wrote a series of flash stories. As I worked through them I found my writing becoming clearer and more focused. I pushed out the mental flotsam that was jamming my progress and got my process flowing again. At that point I switched to writing a scene per day for a novel that I had started and set aside.
Thank you to Julie Duffy for a productive month. Wish me luck for maintaining the momentum through June and beyond.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the challenge and how it works.