Deadlines are a good thing for flitters like me.
My WIP pile is evidence of the creative chaos in which I work. With a billion and one projects on the go right now, it speaks a lot to my need for some sort of schedule.
When I am working on a story that doesn't have a specific deadline in mind, it's easy to get caught up in every minute detail or simply flit from one project to the next and never finish anything.[ Photo: Ali Taylor ]
So, when I heard about WeSeWriMo (Web Series Writing Month), I was instantly curious.
NaNoWriMo is good for me. Sure, it's a crazy undertaking, but having that specific deadline and daily word count to work toward is made for me.I've been wanting to offer some free/minimal payment content for a while now, and an online serial has always been on my to-do list.
So, I have decided to take up the challenge. I'm a bit worried that our annual camping trip might hinder my progress a bit – but then again I tend to get up early when we're camping – and what better setting to jot down some words than sitting lakeside every morning with my cup of brewed-over-the-campfire coffee?
Come August, I'm taking the plunge. Care to join me?
In other news, I've got a pile of stories to be read that rivals my mountain of WIPs. With tales from Jenny Hudock, Barry Napier, Aaron Polson, R. Van Saint, and Jason Tucker, to name just a handful, I've got loads of inspiration just waiting for me to partake.
I've also started reading Melissa Jones' Black Wreath. M is actually the culprit responsible for letting me know about WeSeWriMo in the first place, so if you are looking for a dark mystery with an exquisitely distinctive voice, check it out!
All in all, there is always a lot going on and that's how I like it.
My Current WIPS
- final edits to tweet-inspired tale, i.e. sprinkling it with Creep and Cringe
- lightbulb moment with one of the stories from my NaNo 2010 collection; plan to finish and submit it next week
- ideas brewing for WeSeWriMo
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