The days are still nice, but the nights are getting longer - and cooler. I'm still struggling to focus on editing, and being every so creative in finding ways to avoid it. This week I did more writing for the DIY MFA challenge, more reading of fiction novels, and more walking and hacking (for Ingress). Busy week, just not on the right things all the time. And now fall is fast approaching and I did want to get this second book out and done with by NaNoWriMo. Maybe I need to get back to my 'allotted times per task each day' approach - starting with editing first thing. Then if I get distracted later on, at least the key things are done, and not left to stare me in the face at 10 pm.
Today's task for the Conquer the Craft in 29 Days challenge is to write a 'pet the dog' moment.We're to start with a larger than life heroic character, and have them show a moment of humanity, a pause to pet the dog in their mayhem/heroism, so that the reader can relate to them better.
I did a nice little story, but haven't really done as required, as I didn't pick a hero. I picked a superhuman villain, from a WIP. However, he does have a moment, and I did do my daily writing. About 700 words.
This is another story prompted by this month's Conquer the Craft in 29 Days challenge.
Today we were to start thinking about characters. Specifically, we were to take an ordinary Joe - or Jane - and make them an unlikely hero/heroine. Just a regular person who happens to find themself in extraordinary circumstances. We could use a WIP, so I did another Portal story, and looked at Danny.
Just a boy and his dog. Here's a link to the others in this seies. This one is about 750 words.
I'm still doing this writing challenge - Conquer the Craft in 29 Days - 29 days worth of writing prompts. Today's was called Morphological Forced Connections, and gave a mix of prompts to combine - character, situation, prop, and setting. Here's what I got.
And here's what I wrote. 570 words. Not polished, but the point of this challenge is to get writing.