I’ve been trying to write everyday. At least something. Blogging helps because it gives me a schedule of weekly topics. My main writing project, a continuation of one of me short stories into a full length novel, moves ahead like a sputtering car, slow but sometimes jumping ahead in spurts.
If I’m stuck, I will often just write the dialogue, then go back and fill in the thoughts and descriptions. I go back to previous chapters and see where I can elaborate; I am in no danger of having to pair down my word count.
I try to keep track of details, so that I don’t contradict what happened or repeat myself. You would think that since I am writing it, I would know what has already been said, but things slip by.
I had a good writing day yesterday, not on the novel, but on a short story. I saw a writing prompt for a contest on Reedsy and I instantly had an idea. I actually took one of my NaPoWriMo poems and reworked it into a story. I almost got in 1000 words, which is the minimum length. OK, about 70 words were from the poem, and I used 10 words from a line from one of my lyrics, but I’m counting them.
I also came across a fun prompt (see Fibbing Friday below), so there’s a few more words for the tally.
From my blog this week
Fibbing Friday: Complete the – I stumbled upon this prompt in the afternoon and couldn’t resist
Weird Wednesday: June 2 – The Survey returns and Cartoons – The Day Before continues, and an unscientific survey
Tuesday Tidbits: Longevity – What’s the oldest thing you own?
Music Monday: I’ve Heard That Song Before – Sound familiar?
Second Chance Sunday: Blog ‘Bout Book Blogs – A long lost post I found
Here are a few other blogs I have enjoyed:
Today’s #Photograph 3/Jun/21 – Stuart always has some wonderful photographs
Tuesday Tunes 59: More Seventies – The greatest decade in music? Maybe not, but there were a lot of great songs.
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.