I did get to meet up with my son for lunch Friday at his new job, and we had a great time. I met his co-workers, had a quick tour, and ate in the cafeteria. But, it was -21c, -29c with the wind chill, so I dressed up. Too much. I donned my heavier long underwear, a parka with hood zipped up, wool jacket underneath, heavy boots, ski mitts, and wool cap. It's about a 20 minute walk, and I was a little late, so really chugged along - when I got to his lobby I was dying of heat. It was at least twice my normal walking distance, and at a fast pace, so yesterday and today my hamstrings are sore. But a good sore. Other than that, I did some writing, as well as tackling several 'write better' things. And I set up anther Flash Fiction Friday prompt — a random choice of a location and a thing, from two lists.
This week's Flash Fiction Friday challenge was based on a random photo. Mine was from PapaPiper, on Flickr. This is a very warm and restful photo, evoking in me feelings of beauty and peace and of contentment, of celebrating the end of a year and thinking ahead to Spring. So, of course, I had to change it up a bit. I had fun with this idea. This could be a longer piece, maybe even a novel.
Limit was 1000 words, I'm about 950.
I seem to delay my bi-weekly check-ins until the evening, waiting for more I suppose. But then I often forget, annoying myself. I've been working on my FlashFiction story for this week, and signed up (again) on a critique site.
- I'm slowly fleshing out my FF for this week, for my site flashfictionfriday.ca. It's SF, set on another planet with some intriguing variations. However, the temptation is to explain all those like e Wikipedia entry, using up all 1000 words without any real characters or issues. I'll have to try to compress things, with either less details or a shorter story line.
- I'm going to join the NYCMidnight Short Story challenge. We'll see how it goes.
I know, that should be no big deal, but I'm trying to set the bar low for me this Round for a number of things. Better the get some habits and a sense of accomplishment established. I did do pretty well so far, also, if I apply my general 'writerly' focus to things.
- New stuff - I did get a story done for my new Flash Fiction site. Comments welcome.
- Editing - I started back into my third NaNoWriMo novel, Agnes of Grimm. I really like the characters, but I know it needs a lot of work. Usually, I attack it every few months, reviewing the outline and characters to see if the base is solid. And drop it after a week. Hopefully, this ROW will keep me at it long enough to see some progress.