Story A Day: 2 Days To Go!

AKA: What Was I Thinking?!

OK, I”m a little nervous. Two days until we begin this journey of writing a story a day.

But it’s a good nervous. It’s an energetic nervous. I’m like a stallion in the gate, ready for the off. Quivering a little.

Already I’m noticing benefits from this Story A Day project…

starting gate

starting gate

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AKA: What Was I Thinking?!

OK, I”m a little nervous. Two days until we begin this journey of writing a story a day.

But it’s a good nervous. It’s an energetic nervous. I’m like a stallion in the gate, ready for the off. Quivering a little.

Already I’m noticing benefits from this Story A Day project:

I’m looking at the world in a different way: looking at everything as a story idea, noticing details, smelling things, wondering how I would describe situations, feelings, people, objects.

I’m connecting with other writers.

I’m blogging about writing and making it a priority.

This might get tough around May 13 or so, but I’m ready. I’ve got my family and friends primed to nag me about my writing, I’ve got a little black book of ideas. I have some backup strategies for days when it’s tough (keep watching this blog and your inbox for those strategies as the month rolls along).

What about you? Are you making preparations? Are you winging it? What do you do when you need to write but get stuck? Are you excited?

Let me know!

2 thoughts on “Story A Day: 2 Days To Go!”

  1. Yeah, I won’t lie, the idea of writing a story every day is a little daunting, especially when I’m swimming in the Murky-Middle of my current novel. ICK! However, I’m excited about it! And we can have all sorts of encouraging hey-you’re-writing-right? tweets going around. 😀 I know for our local group we’re talking about getting together. This is actually happening in a great month for us, because we have two weekends in May set aside for writing weekends! I’m storing up some ideas I’ve had but haven’t messed with and I’m carrying around my Once Upon A Time card game for idea-fodder. It’s going to be exciting!

  2. Let’s be honest here. The idea of doing a story a day is little short of madness! But here I am, knee deep in day one…

    You’re right that it might get difficult at day 13 but remember that the shortest stories can be 50 words. I think that’s a challenge we call all meet!

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