Usually at this time of year, I’m deep in planning out what I’m going to write for NaNoWriMo in November. I haven’t decided yet whether I’m going to play in that ballpark this year or not, but I don’t want to let October vanish in a haze of thinking and no actual writing. Hence, I’ve decided to set myself a challenge.
Every day in the month of October, I will find or create a writing prompt and write at least 500 words based on that prompt. These may be stories, or they may be exercises on using setting to develop character, or creating a dynamic action scene. I don’t expect all of these exercises to create a story worth pursuing, but I do think that at least some of them will.
If I get very excited about something I’ve started, great! I can work on it more … after I’ve accomplished my 500 minimum new words for the day.
I’ll check back in as the month goes along with updates on my progress. Got to have a way to keep myself honest!
If anybody wants to join me in my October Madness, I’d welcome the company. Drop me a line and let me know!