1K a Day Challenge – Week Twelve

It’s March 29th, 2015. Week Twelve of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. I am thoroughly insane at this point, but it’s time for the Week Twelve update on my 1K a Day Challenge!

Days 81 through 87 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written. 

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1K a Day – “It Inspires Me” March Edition

Eleventh in the 1K a Day Motivational Series, in which I talk about something that happened in the previous week that could have or did prevent me from writing a minimum of 1,000 words on a given day, or possibly talk about something that provided support to get me through the day.

It’s the last week of March so it’s time for the next Inspiration post!

A friend and I were discussing old favorite anime series this past week, and he brought up several shows that I had managed not to watch yet, among those: Aku no Hana, or Flowers of Evil. Hear the complete ending theme (ED to those in the know). Continue reading

1K a Day Challenge – Week Eleven

It’s March 22nd, 2015. Week eleven of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. I am thoroughly insane at this point, but it’s time for the Week Eleven update on my 1K a Day Challenge!

Days 74 through 80 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written. 

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1K a Day – “But I Lost The Thread”

Tenth in the 1K a Day Motivational Series, in which I talk about something that happened in the previous week that could have or did prevent me from writing a minimum of 1,000 words on a given day, or possibly talk about something that provided support to get me through the day.

I’m at the middle point of my work in progress, right at the 50% mark of what I think it will take to complete this novel (Gridfall). There comes a moment in the writing, especially longer writing, when I start to question every other word I put down. Because I’m a discovery writer more than an architect writer, the concept I had of the story has changed drastically from where I started. I get ideas for an edgy or unexpected direction a character is going to take and I just plunge headfirst into it and let the plot adjust from there.  Continue reading

1K a Day Challenge – Week Ten

It’s March 15th, 2015. I am ten weeks into this writing every day thing, which puts me nearly 20% of the way done with the year. It’s time for the Week Ten update on my 1K a Day Challenge!

Days 67 through 73 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written. 

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1K a Day – “But I Want To Work On This Other Thing”

Ninth in the 1K a Day Motivational Series, in which I talk about something that happened in the previous week that could have or did prevent me from writing a minimum of 1,000 words on a given day, or possibly talk about something that provided support to get me through the day.

Last week I talked about the water cooler mechanism and how social pressure or even just the desire to stay caught up on a variety of shows can lead to problems. This week I’d like to talk about that tendency to stop forward progress on what you’re doing and start working on something else. I call it “Beginning’s The Best Part”.

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1K a Day Challenge – Week Nine

It’s March 8th, 2015. I am nine full weeks into this hot mess. It’s time for the Week Nine update on my 1K a Day Challenge!

Days 60 through 66 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written. 

Stats for Days 60 to 66: Continue reading