You’ll find the rules and a gallery of earlier badges on the Project 10K Page.
It’s time for reporting in again. How did your writing go in September?
1. Did you meet your writing/editing goals?
2. Did you have fun writing?
3. Did the P10K help with motivation?
4. Anything else you want to tell us?
Here are my answers:
- No! I failed. Big F for me. I got insanely busy at work and didn’t have much energy to write. I plodded along with the Friday Fictioneers and wrote a few stories for Sammi’s Month of Mini Challenges, but that was it. Add to that my inability to get that ‘Thing’ into shape, and a new idea that has shown up… I’ll grab the F badge this month.
- I had great fun with Sammi’s challenge. She made me write poems. Yikes, I’m about the most unpoetical person you can think of… so yes, despite not meeting my goal, I had fun with writing.
- This month the looming failure made me feel guilty, but then I decided to just go with the F. I don’t feel too bad about it.
- I have a question for my writer friends: I’ve been working on a SF story for over a year now. I wrote many scenes, know my characters, know my world… but it just doesn’t want to shape into something I could let anyone read yet. Now I have a new idea for a fantasy story, a rather simple plot compared to the other one, and one I’d certainly have fun writing. Should I let the SF story simmer and participate in the NaNoWriMo to see if the other idea can go anywhere, or should I be disciplined and stick to the SF story until I find the story in the idea? How do you handle multiple ideas?
My goals for October are:
I don’t really know because work will continue to be very busy. Add to that a flood of fruit and veggies from the garden that want to be processed and there doesn’t remain much time. I want to finish, belatedly, Sammi’s challenge. And I want to keep going with the Friday Fictioneers. I doubt that I can write 10K next month, but I want to keep going with structuring and plotting. So I aim for the P again.
I’m looking forward to your answers and your stories about your writing, and wish you good luck, many good ideas and a lot of fun for October. Please leave your answers in a comment here, or a link to your blog if you’d rather write about it there.
If you see this for the first time and this challenge interests you: Everyone is welcome, hop right in.