I was determined to start and finish a 40,000 word novel during the NaNoWriMo month of November 2016. I didn’t do it. Instead of taking me one month or 4 weeks to write a novel it took me 6 weeks. I’ve basked in this accomplishment for far too long. Last night I thought about starting the editing process, but need to print out a full manuscript before I start revisions just in case something goes very wrong with the process so I have a hard copy of the book to refer back to.
Someone else blogged about Write or Die the timed writing program online. I tried it. I liked it and found it helpful. At the top of the Write or Die page were other helpful writing websites such as: http://editminion.com/ and http://boredmuse.com/ Neither one of these are timed so no pressure to write. Too bad Write or Die at http://writeordie.com/ doesn’t offer writing prompts. Or too bad that boredmuse.com doesn’t offer timed writing exercises.
By the way, most of what I write here is fresh off the cuff without any editing. So excuse typos if there are any because I be perfect. 🙂
So it was me and the leader last night at the Lost Word Writers Group at Jackson District Library in Jackson Michigan. Even though it was just the two of us I felt it was productive. We did a writing exercise about first encounters which I felt good enough about to expand and submit to a writers contest for short fiction online. I’m hoping for runner up (one of 10 places) or honorable mention (one of 10 places too).
I don’t believe my piece is strong enough to win it all, but I don’t care. I’m going for bottom of the barrel type of placement and hope to make a good showing there. I just want my writing to be recognized. I would cut and paste it here, but putting it in my blog constitutes publishing and I don’t want to publish it randomly on my own. I want someone else to award placement to it and let me bask in the realm of honorable mention for all to see.
I liked the writing prompt and being timed. Think I’ll look on the web to see what is out there for timed writing prompts as I seem to do some pretty good work when I am under pressure especially if it is for an audience. I’ll let you know what I find or if you know of something that offers a writing prompt (direction for the writing to take) and a timed exercise then by all means let me know in the comments section of my blog.
As always. Thanks for reading my blog.