Beginning of October I posted a list of goals I wanted to meet by the end of the month. Let’s see how I’m doing.
First off, I changed my mind about working on Tyger’s Eye. I will be saving that to work on in November for NaNo. The word count is just under 15,000 currently. I do have a loose outline made of the events that I have to hit in the story. I will be going over notes later this month so that I am in the right mind frame to write 1,700 words (more or less) a day.
Last week I sent “Find Him” to Podcastle. I have not heard back yet. I hope this is a good sign. I also started on a flash piece for With Painted Words. “Where There is Water” had a much larger story to tell. It just would not fit in a flash piece. Instead of 1,000 words I now have a but under 4,700. Most of it was written in 3 hours on Wednesday night. I am going to try again for that prompt later today. I have another idea. I just have to keep the story short.
I have participated in two weeks of Show Me Your Lits. I am liking this little group very much. Every Sunday, participants can open the weekly prompt and write for 90 minutes. There is a timer on the top of the page and it does make your fingers and mind work faster when you look at the time you spent slapping blaaaa on the page. I have gotten some great insight on my own writing as we have a brief critique/vote. For me, its not about winning contests, it is still about learning and pushing boundaries. I hope I am doing a good job with both.
Yesterday was my fourth week of #FlashFriday. Last week I had over 60 hits on my blog. This week is a bit slower, but I didn’t write a piece that was very interesting. I hope I can produce a better piece for next week.
I have two submissions out. Tentatively, crossing my fingers now as they have lasted a bit longer out in the world than I thought. I need a piece for this week and I think I know who will volunteer for that position.
Over all, it has been a great month. I hope it continues!