Project 10K (P10K) September 2018


You’ll find the rules and some of the earlier badges on the Project 10K Page.

With October Fall has arrived where I am. I’m sad and glad at the same time. Summer was too hot for my taste, and now it is already rather cool. We don’t seem to have moderate spring and fall temperatures any longer. So, with September gone, we face a new challenge and get new badges. How was your September? Did you have a chance to write? Did important things prevent you from writing?  Tell us all about it.

Here are our standard questions:

Do you need a little incentive for writing more regularly? Then this project is for you.

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, questions you want to ask?

Here are my answers for September. I had the best intentions and started out well, but two weeks ago I fell (don’t ask) and hurt my arm. Nothing’s broken, just twisted and painful. Writing for any length of time is still painful, and typing with one hand–I don’t have the patience for that. It’s getting better, but it’ll be a while until it’s completely healed. So it is a big  whopping F for me this month, but not writing gave me more time to think about the story and I had a few ‘insights’ — call them epiphanies. So it’s not all bad, but I will have to turn my plot upside down. At least part of it. And instead of rewriting and doctoring on the existent text for the umpteenth time, I am actually considering to write the whole thing from scratch again in November, if my arm is pain free again by then. That would be NaNoWriMo. And I’d have all of October to plan and outline–by hand, with pen an paper, which doesn’t hurt–and preparing everything for November as well as I can. I’m seeing this as the last chance to get the thing into a shape that satisfies me. So far, I don’t really like what I wrote, only parts of it, but they don’t fit together well. My efforts at editing and rewriting didn’t really succeed in making the parts fit together. So, new outline it is, the last chance for the Mars Mess…

  1. No, because of Ouch, see above. F for me.
  2. Can’t remember. Thinking it over and having new ideas: that is exciting and a lot of fun though.
  3. Yes, iin the beginning. Later I didn’t care.
  4. I even skipped on the Friday Fictioneer Flash Fiction challenge. Writing 100 words would be OK, but the commenting is often a lot of writing, so I’m keeping out of it for at least another two weeks. This makes me a bit sad, because I love the FF.

My plans for October are preparing for NaNoWriMo, see above. I’m aiming at a P with 30 hours.

How about you?  How did your writing go? Please leave a comment, or a link to your blog if you write about it there. I’d really like to hear about your month.

And, as always, good luck, and many good ideas  for October.

If you see this for the first time and this challenge interests you: Everyone is welcome, hop right in.


3 thoughts on “Project 10K (P10K) September 2018

  1. I hope your arm continues to improve and you are all prepared to attack NaNoWriMo when it arrives. It’s good to hear your enforced break has helped your thoughts around Mars coalesce. Sometimes we plod on when we need to stand back, and we can’t stand back because that would feel like doing nothing. Not that we want to fall over and hurt ourselves mind you. Good luck with all your planning and plotting this month!


  2. Injuries can be the worst. And will linger for so long if they’re not given time to fully heal. Don’t push yourself; you’ll only regret it. Says me who still has twinges in the back from an injury February before last.


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