1K a Day Challenge – Week Twenty One

It’s May 31st, 2015. Week twenty one of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. It’s time for another update!

Days 144 through 150 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 144 to 150: Continue reading

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

Twentieth 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 May so it’s time for the next Inspiration post!

Let’s talk about Brandon Sanderson, shall we? That most prolific of fantasy authors, that speed-demon famous for Mistborn, Wheel of Time, Steelheart, The Stormlight Archives, and more.

He of the googolplex of words published every year. Continue reading

1K a Day Challenge – Week Twenty

It’s May 24th, 2015. Week twenty of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. It’s time for another update!

Days 137 through 143 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 137 to 143: Continue reading

1K a Day Motivational – “It’s Not Dark Enough”

Nineteenth 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. Or just rant about writing.

Last week I yammered on about the emotional turmoil that can come from writing about dark things happening to characters in your writing, and ways to avoid letting that emotional darkness affect your daily life.

So there’s a natural question that might come up to counter such a discussion: “If it’s traumatizing to write about, why put you and your characters through it?”

That’s a good question, and one I’ve considered often enough that it only seems fair to talk about it. Continue reading

1K a Day Challenge – Week Nineteen

It’s May 17th, 2015. Week nineteen of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. It’s time for another update!

Days 130 through 136 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 130 to 136: Continue reading

1K a Day Motivational – “It’s Just Too Dark”

Eighteenth 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.

Sometimes, and I mean fairly often, I find myself writing something that has a lot of darkness in it. This is the metaphorical darkness. You know, the good kind. Bad things happen in dark places, but sometimes the darkness is a red herring and all the really horrible shit happens in broad daylight.

And sometimes that bad stuff is just too bad. It’s Just Too Dark. Continue reading

1K a Day Challenge – Week Eighteen

It’s May 10th, 2015. Week eighteen of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. It’s time for another update!

Days 123 through 129 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 123 to 129: Continue reading