I had a successful writing session last night.
While I’ve been scoring a lot of wins lately, I have been remiss with my writing. A lot of my recent wins have been related to Toastmasters and while I’m enjoying my journey through Toastmasterland I need to have that not be the only thing I find to write about.
Lately my thoughts have been turning back to my creative writing. I have been plodding along in progress at a snail’s pace on Mission: Dawn. How many years have I been working on that story now?
Last night I was feeling inspiration to have another go at it. There are parts of the story that aren’t going as well as I’d like, parts of the story where I’m stuck. I had a burst of creative energy though and I wanted to hang out with my characters. I decided it was time to have an interview session with Arjay. I used the interview process to get started on my novel That Warrior Spirit; I challenged myself to interview Arjay and push for 1,000 words.
It turned out that it didn’t take me that long to reach 1,000 words; I didn’t have as hard a time getting to 1,000 as I have in the past. I reached my target of 1,000 fairly quickly and painlessly and decided to keep going and upped the ante to 2,000.
I stopped my writing session at 2,144 words. Now I won’t publish the contents of that writing session; it’s for my own use as a tool for developing my story. For discovering and uncovering the story. Nevertheless, a few things popped up in that session that will be useful. I learned a bit more about my character.
So overall I’ll say that I had a successful writing session and I look forward to writing the next interview.
- “Writers ever since writing began have had problems, and the main problem narrows down to just one word – life.” ~ William Styron, from “The Art of Fiction No. 5″ (poietes.wordpress.com)
- historic house bento (bentowa.wordpress.com)
- How Steve Himmer Became a Writer (phdincreativewriting.wordpress.com)
- Writing is Like Exercising (never2late2write.com)