Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Make-Up Week

From the Speakers: CATATONIC by Hans Zimmer

Confession to make: Last week, I ran out of time to finish that week's story.

I am ashamed.

Just ran out of time with working nights during the week, and over the weekend I was on a trip to Baltimore--which helped my writing career a bit but didn't leave much time for actually penning new stuff. So, first Write1Sub1 fail of 2012.

But, all is not lost. I have a plan to make up for it. I've already written a story this week, and it's only Tuesday. I've got time tomorrow and Friday, I can pump out another one this week, and maybe my log will be . . . a bit garbled, let's say. It'll still be 52 stories in 52 weeks, right?

Come on, come on. Cut me some slack!

I'll get it done. Hope you are too.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday Sprints

From the Speakers: BLOOD ON THE GROUND by Incubus

One of the busier weeks in 2012 was this past week, and I found myself with five hours left in my day to complete a story if I wanted to keep up with the challenge. I had a handful of ideas floating around, but none that I felt like hastily putting down on the page, so I started writing some dialogue and ended up with a 1500 word story about two guys in the ruin of a castle searching for buried treasure.

Where the heck did that come from?

It's encouraging to know there are story seeds planted deep down in my brain that only need the light of a deadline and the water of no time to grow into something respectable.

Thank you, Write1Sub1, for expanding my garden.

Fortunately, this week is considerably less action-packed, meaning I can grab one of those already-formed ideas and pull it out of the ether to mold into a hefty short story. But anyway, less time talking, more time working. Hope my fellow Write1Sub1ers out there are typing away furiously! Can't wait to read our successful projects!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Write1Sub1 Update

From the Speakers: YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE by 311

All right, it's week 6? Is that right? Man, I hope so.

So far, the stories I've written per week in 2012 . . .

Week 1: "Last Wishes" -- 6700 words
Week 2: "The Sound of Keys Turning" -- 5200 words
Week 3: "The Smell of Smoke" -- 1000 words
Week 4: "Such Agonies" -- 2200 words
Week 5: "Happy Trails" -- 2600 words

 . . . for a total of 17700 words (thanks calculator) written in 5 weeks.


To my friends and to the awesome Write1Sub1 community: Thanks for the support! We've got a long way to go until January 1, 2013, but we'll get there together!