2012 is on track to become my biggest writing year ever. It threatens to surpass 2010, when I was taking Creative Writing for a semester and did a poem-a-day for a month. This blog has become the greatest thing for my writing career, motivating me to sit down and write something at least a few times each week. When I’m not writing I am busy branching out to other bloggers and writers, expanding my network. It has become exhilarating.
I’m pretty sure I can measure some sort of success in my blogging so far. I have accomplished far more than I anticipated in January, when I decided to start this blog (on Blogger). Just last week I linked up a story on Yeah Write that had an incredible number of comments from the bloggers there. The quantity of feedback made me feel like I had finally linked up a great post, even though I didn’t crack the top half on the popular vote. The quantity of great, experienced bloggers there makes it difficult to expect much better. I’m simply grateful for gaining a few readers (and getting some votes along the way).
I’m now co-moderating the Book Club at Studio 30+. If you are a writer and you haven’t checked this community out yet, you should do so now. Lots of great writers are there, with some nice discussion going on all the time.
And to top it all off, yesterday I was asked by Eric (blogger/writer of I Can’t Brain Today) to write Part 3 of a Story Circle on Cameron Garriepy’s blog. So look for that to get posted next Friday, bringing me
glory and riches as a major publishing company discovers & signs me to a multi-million dollar deal a few new readers and some added traffic for a week or two.
So today’s post comes from Stasha’s Monday Listicles. I hope you enjoy.
Ten Things That Happen in an Hour of Writing
1. I write the first few sentences.
procrastinate brainstorm while checking Facebook and Twitter.
3. I finish my first paragraph.
4. I delete my first paragraph because
it sucks I come up with a better opening paragraph.
5. I rewrite the first paragraph, followed by a second and third paragraph.
stall again brainstorm while checking Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo News.
7. I tweet that I #amwriting to
convince myself that I am writing make myself accountable to generate a new story.
8. The words start to flow freely as the conflict rises in my story.
9. I create a title and celebrate another writing accomplishment.
10. I start to think of how I can
change the imperfections and plot holes edit the piece so I hit “Publish” before I convince myself that it is garbage to start over from the beginning.