1K a Day Motivational – “It Inspires Me” April Edition

Sixteenth 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 April so it’s time for the next Inspiration post!

Give this crazy train a watch. I’ll wait.

So now then. Are you confused? Continue reading

1K a Day Challenge – Week Sixteen

It’s April 26th, 2015. Week sixteen of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. It’s time for another update!

Days 109 through 114 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 109 to 115: Continue reading

1K a Day Motivational – “But I’m Moving”

Fifteenth 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.

This week’s post isn’t so much about me as it is about the people around me. As Spring has sprung, as it is known to do, it is also the time for everyone and their dogs to go traipsing all over the world, moving from neighborhood to neighborhood, city to city, state to state.  Continue reading

1K a Day Challenge – Week Fifteen

It’s April 18th, 2015. Week fifteen of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction.

It’s time for another update!

Days 102 through 108 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 102 to 108: Continue reading

1K a Day Motivational – “But I Just Don’t Want To”

Fourteenth 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.

Today it’s a familiar subject. We’ve all been there. We’ve all wanted to just say “Screw it. I just don’t want to bother today.” Maybe we don’t have anything specific in mind. Maybe it’s not video games or television or parties or working too hard or being tired or any of the other things I’ve talked about in these Motivational posts. Maybe you’re just sick and tired of anything that isn’t sitting around and goofing the fuck off. Continue reading

1K a Day Challenge – Week Fourteen

It’s April 12th, 2015. Week fourteen of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction.

Most of my writing this past week has been in what are called Sprints, a method that one of my writing cohorts swears by, and it’s hard to argue with her results. The concept of a sprint is to write with abandon for 10 solid minutes, then stop. You take a 10 minute break where you do whatever the hell you want, and then you write for another 10 solid minutes. This continues for as long as you can write on a given day.

Most of the time I write 300 to 400 words in a 10 minute sprint. Because I’m focused in smaller bursts, these words are also focused. Maybe they’re not elegant, but they’re usable. They’re viable. I can make them work for me. Sprints are a great tool if you can adhere to them and protect your 10 minute writes.

Let’s get on with it, eh?

Days 95 through 101 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written. 

Stats for Days 95 to 101: Continue reading

1K a Day Motivational – “But I’m Working Late”

Thirteenth 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 working late tonight.” That’s a phrase you probably find yourself uttering sometimes. It is an evil phrase. Maleficent says it just to make her lackeys shiver. Satan built Hell on the backs of overtime. This was me several days last week and this week so far. My real job is a Project Manager for an archival and data entry center. There are busy times of year and Spring is almost always one of our busier times. So what do I do? Continue reading