2500 words in 8 days. Last Friday, at midnight, I got my prompt for the first round of the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. Genre ghost story, subject a donation, character a child psychologist. I was just getting used to my own 1000 word/week challenge, then I took this on. Why not? It's winter, and Ottawa has been hit with lots of snow and a cold winter blast. A good time to stay in, make some soups and stews, and write.
Note - I really did try to complete this Sunday, but that damn Netflix interfered!
- I finished my FFF story, Just Animal Crackers. Prompt is from FlashFictionFriday. The next prompt is a random genre.
- As mentioned, I'm starting a new short story - due Saturday the 26th at midnight. I mulled the prompt over for a day, and now have an outline done. I now use a three act structure, with Turning Points, rising and falling action - the whole shebang. It may seem like overkill for 1000 words, or 2500, but it helps me start with a sound structure.
- Write better
- I got some good feedback on my FFF story as well as on the structure for my short story.
- I renewed my membership for my local group.
- I did a critique for Critters.org of a short story
- I'm really enjoying ProWritingAid - for the above critique, my own writing, as well as blogging and emails.
- Publish/market -I have been admitting to being a writer in conversations, such as at my local. No new sales.
- Read - I bailed on a book - Son of a Trickster. Second time I tried to start it. Just not for me.
- Health - walking is happening, here and there. 7 day average is 2800.
- Social - I got out to my local, in spite of the cold. Not too loud, so I worked on my SS outline while the Leafs (?) played on the TV's.
- I did more streaming of my truck driving game. And got my first payout from Twitch - yay!
- Netflix - Lucifer. Amazon Prime - Shameless. And some mediocre 'made for streaming' offerings.