March 12, 2010 Did You Write?
It is that time of the week again. You report about your life and how it took up all your time, or how you were able to squeeze time within your normal life for writing.
This note is really for that person who writes just a few times a year. Post here regularly even if you did not right, and you will desire to work hard just to report something here. Do it often enough and writing becomes a habit.
For the rest of us, it might shame us into not skipping a week, or squeezing out an extra few minutes to increase your word count, or even to brush off some project or idea to fill in the time when your main project is giving you fits.
"Just a little more" each week might be enough to reach "THE END."
As to what is writing, we all understand that new writing is writing. Some don't understand that editing is also writing, even if it is the work of someone else. Critiquing is also a form of editing and counts as writing. Poetry, synopsis and query letters, technical writing, articles, blogging, are all forms of writing. Bulletin board posts and E-mails can also be writing if they are very wordy and pertain to writing or story. In essence, if you have to ask if it is writing, the answer is yes.
I did make headway on my story. The word count is never as much as I had hoped. I had all day today to work on it as I am recovering from my art show yesterday. Rather than writing, I took naps. I have found the handle to get from where I am, to where I want to end. It took some doing. The basic concept I have came in an E-mail I was writing to a friend. Today when I settled down to write, the rest of it came to me. I now have to get the right flow from one point to another. I am leaving dangling bits of information here and there to be used later in the series of stories. I did write 1600 words, but I was fishing for solutions while writing them. I will see how it goes from there. there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and hopefully it is not a train coming this way......
On the story idea front, story ideas have not been flowing in fast. I have 39 story idea in my compost pile. I am posting for Wednesday tonight (14), though, so I am ahead for the moment. I was planning for not posting later this week and that meeting was canceled.
I was part of an art show this weekend. I did well, since this is not a sales oriented art show. Many of the artists are there to get leads for their regular work.
It is one of those fun things to do once a year. I did knock over one of my boxes of carvings and broke two of my large fairy carvings. I should be able to repair them fairly easy. One just has a broken wing, the other one came apart at some glue joints.
He was an artist of fantasy characters. He got an invitation to an art show that was said to be fanciful. He accepted the invitation.
When he arrived, he knew something was strange about the place but did not know what. He set up his display and soon the art show began with customers coming around.
A guy in a robe with stars around it came chanting by. Suddenly the fantasy characters came alive, scrambling around the table. Creatures of the other tables came alive and were soon scrambling around. His fairies, which were his largest carvings, lifted off their bases. and hovered in the air. "Get back down" he told them. Just then the Cherubs made by someone else came flying over and attacked. sparkles filled the air as their magic entwined. Two fairies crashed to the ground, disappearing from view. The Cherubs were driven back with the help of small pair of fire breathing dragons and a small army of leprechauns.
A bit later people started buying things from his table -- wands that needed magic added, one of the dragons, had a singed wing, was sold at a lower price, a wood pumpkin that would be perfect for a coach, all sorts of animals also was taken away -- and he got good money for them.
When the art show was done, the robed man came chanting by. The fairies appeared on the floor with their bases, broken. He checked them over. "I think I can repair both of these." he told the person in the other booth. He heard a sign of relief from the two fairies in front of him and giggles all around. They were happy he could save them. He decided he would come to this show again if he was offered the chance.
As to the question of the day
YES, I DID WRITE
DID YOU WRITE?