I'd say last week was crazy but my life just seems to be one big round of craziness. I don't like doing last minute things but I always find myself having to make last minute decisions. I haven't figured out yet whether that's a result of poor planning on my part, poor communication on my part, or just bad timing in general. It could be a combination whammy of all three. Last week, I didn't manage to blog at all and I can't even remember why but I've been working on lots of things.
#MayLitWrit Week 1 Challenges
Day 2: Anticipated May Read; Day 3: First Manuscript You Completed; Day 4: Three Things You Can't Write Without; Day 5: Author You Write Like
I didn't even have time to post my challenges during the past week. It really went by in a blur. So I created a collage that met all these challenges in three photos. Whew!
Day 2: Anticipated May Read - top right
The largest photo in the collage shows both day three and day four. My first completed manuscript was Ripples. And the three things I can't write without are:
Writing For Word Sprints
If you've never participated in a group writing sprint, you should do so at least once. I follow Elzevera Koenderink of Willow Editing on Instagram and on Google+. (Go follow her!) She hosted one this past Saturday. The challenge for me was that it took place while my husband and I were on a overnight jaunt to Baton Rouge. It meant I had to actually participate after the fact since she's in a different time zone on the other side of the planet. That's alright, though. I've learned not to sweat the small stuff. Since this was meant to encourage and help writers get their words down on paper, I still count it as a win. I participated less to get the shout-out than to actually get started on my first short story with a plan to send it out to magazines. Here's hoping! How awesome would it be to finally get paid for doing something I love?
I ended up with two solid chapters for the short story. When I started, my plan was vague. Now I have a stronger feel for the plot line and I'm looking forward to filling in the blanks. :)
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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