I'm joining a goal-setting, word-count oriented, writing group, called A Round of Words in 80 Days.
Why? Several reasons come to mind:
- I'm not stressed enough.
- I don't have enough unfinished household projects.
- And my self esteem is a tall, stately, marble column.
I figured I could remedy all three points in one fell writing challenge.
Please don't mention this to JP. He'll take my temperature, point at my unfinished piles (box of tile supplies, piles of quilting fabric, empty textile frames), and possibly run. I couldn't blame him, but I really like him here with me. So while he knows I'm getting more serious about my writing, no need to elaborate.
- Write 250 words/five days per week. AKA, get up early... whimper.
- Blog at least three days per week.
- Flesh out characterization. I have four major players and several background players.
- Fill in story board with plot points.
Speaking of story board, I ran into the greatest blog site a few weeks back, called Write Place, Write Time. The author simply posts where writers actually do their writing. Jenna Blum, author of "Those Who Save Us" and "The Stormchasers" inspired me. She said,
"No matter where I am, I put up my “Book On A Wall”:
the handwritten outline of the novel,
so I have a map of where I’m going.
The photo is of THE STORMCHASERS book on a wall at the AmericInn."
I want to be Jenna when I grow up. So I bought a cork board.
My board is empty, but now I have the tools.
AND it's an art project, kinda... that I have no room for.
Won't JP be pleased?