Yup. Busy mom, here, goes and decides to have a challenge in the crit group to write 10k words by Sunday. I have about 2.5k. I’m behind, as usual. Today, the only thing I’ve written is a blog post. I’ve been swamped today. And the rest of the week isn’t looking much better.
Late night for me! Woo hoo! Who’s with me?
I do have a couple of things, though. I find Write It Sideways to be a fantastic blog. Lots of great and useful information. I think I’ve plugged it before. This post brought some interesting thoughts.
I’m not very good at writing a short story. I tend to have too much to say and any story I want to be short ends up growing in plot and size because I can’t keep help but add subplots and such. In essence, I can’t write short. I can’t throw away ideas just to keep within a word count. I’ve tried, I’ve failed. So I plan to look over the links in the post just to see what the hell I’m doing wrong. I’m sure it’s a lot.
On Stacia Kane’s blog, there’s a great post that not only tells you to not “kill your babies” – thank you, Stacia, I could kiss you, but also a good explanation on what it means to write what you know. You’ve heard that said over and over. I write UF. I don’t know how to fly. If you don’t know that there’s a deeper meaning to “write what you know” then this would definitely be a good post to read.
And now I’m off to try to catch up on my word count.