"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Writing Update 4/26/15

Time for Round 2
This round, my goal is to start a daily writing practice.  I am starting by completing Blogging University's Writing 101 through The Daily Post.  I will be posting on my blog daily using the prompt and twist provided.  I will also be continuing to work on my reading goal of 30 books this year.

This week I have had some successes and some disappointments.  I have not been keeping up with the Writing 101 posts.  The last few prompts have really stumped me and I still feel stuck on prompt 8.   I may have to skip prompt 8 and come back to it later.

I have been writing almost every day but I did not write Thursday or Friday.  However, Saturday I completed my first draft of ZF.  The surprising part is how close I was and how much I procrastinated finishing.  I still can't believe it took me so long to write the last few pages.  Now it's time to start completing some more projects :)


  1. Procrastinating on the finish is usually what kills us.... Congrats on finishing that first draft!

    Hmm, hadn't seen The Daily Post... not that I'm a huge fan of blogging daily. A few deeper posts are more likely to hold my interest in the sea of so many voices than lots of little posts.... That said, if you want two other "write every day" sites to get into a daily writing habit, here are two of my favorite:

    The One Minute Writer: http://oneminutewriter.blogspot.com/
    750 Words: http://750words.com/ (caveat... I can favor this site because I don't pay for it as one of the 'grandfathered members", but because of server costs, Buster and Kellianne have had to ask that people pay a small amount for upkeep; that said, you can write ANYTHING, safely and privately, and the site offers cool writing analytics; you can try it for free)

    1. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing these two sites. I will definitely check them out. I really want to keep up my daily writing practice, even if it does not all make it to my blog.

    2. You're welcome. I know how it can be, trying to get a daily habit and feeling like you need to "produce". The One Minute Writer is probably the nicest way to start. You just post your piece in the comment section of the blog and you know you've written... and you can always continue on, if you are inspired to do so.

      750words... well, as Buster notes, it was his way of making an online version of the Artist's Way journaling pages. It's good for that, though I like paper journaling better.... Still, I find it useful. You may too.