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to SAD or not to SAD?

One of my favorite yearly writing challenge is the May Story a Day, abbreviated SAD. Yes, it means what it says: write a story every day, although there are more modest goals as well. I usually get between 3 and 10 or 12 stories of varying quality. One year the best short story turned out to be the opening of Overamped (which I still think is a very good novel even if I haven’t been able to find a publisher yet). 

But this year I’m in the middle of the second draft of Crows. It’s been a slog to get back into the story, and it’s not an easy one to let go of when it gets its claws and beak into my brain. I would really rather not break off working on it right now. 

I don’t know whether doing both is reasonable. Possibly if I scale back my short story goals — maybe one day a week? — I could make it work. But more likely I’m going to have to choose one or the other when I want to do both. I guess that’s what being a grownup is about, huh?  

 

 

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Working again!

Finally managed to get in gear and do more than a few lines of work. Ten pages on Crows!

No novel progress, but the needlework project is done

http://bonniers.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/reporting-in-to-take-my-mocking/

Crows day 3 — progress progresses

http://bonniers.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/crows-day-3/

Crows Day 2 progress

http://bonniers.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/crows-day-2/

Public commitment: finish Crows!

I need to finish Crows by the end of the month, and so far it has not been going well. So I signed up for a end-of-year challenge at Forward Motion (www.fmwriters.com), the writing site to which I belong, and I’m posting it here as well. If I don’t do the writing, I will have to endure public humiliation. 

I need to write at a rate of about 1200 words a day, more if I don’t want to be writing over my vacation, and I will be posting my progress here daily. If you don’t see an update, feel free to nag me. If I’m falling behind, feel free to prod me. If I’m keeping up, please feel free to cheer 😀

Here’s to a completed draft and a happy new year!