Friday, March 4, 2016

2nd Note About Everyday Writing

Alright! So it's been two weeks. What have I learned?

First. As I suspected, writing every single day is a lot harder to keep up than I'd anticipated. Maybe it was unrealistic to begin with? Dunno. Anyway, rather than a hard-and-fast rule, I keep writing everyday in mind as a goal to keep me motivated to just write something. Like drinking a gallon of water everyday. It'd be nice to achieve, but if I don't check it off completely, it's not the worst thing in the world. As long as I'm taking time to jot down ideas multiple times a week, then I'm okay with that. Which brings me to my next point.

Second. "Writing everyday" doesn't have to mean "finishing a story everyday". Especially not if I want the story to be halfway decent, and if I want to have even a semblance of a life outside of my journal. To be honest, during these past two weeks I've only completed six of Steph Buchanan's Writing Prompts that Don't Suck. This is due in part to a laziness and lack of ideas, but it's also due to the fact that I had to spread the writing out. In fact, two of the stories I wrote took me three days each to complete! I don't like feeling rushed when I'm trying to do things well, and I  guess this creative writing thing is no different.

Third and last. I've decided against sharing any more of my responses to prompts. Unless I happen to write something super short. Maybe. Dunno. Instead, every two weeks I'll post my favorite of the prompts that I completed during that length of time. My favorite for this week was the most difficult for me to write, and it's the story that I felt most invested in while writing it:

 WPTDS #4: Beginnings and Endings
Start with: Every morning, she wrote down another reason not to nuke the planet. 
End with: She found that the green glass complimented her decor quite nicely. 

Here's to another two weeks. Happy writing!

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