Tuesday, 1 January 2013

One sentence a day


I mentioned in one of my previous posts that I have set myself a new challenge for 2013.   As well as writing more articles and a non-fiction book, I wanted to do something a bit different.

I was given this beautiful little diary for Christmas with just enough space to write one sentence on each day of the week.  With that in mind I thought if I could do this every day for a whole year, I will actually end up with a short story of around 2000 words by next December 31st if on average my sentences are around 8 - 10 words.  I love challenges like this because I have no idea where it will take me.  My moods and thoughts will be different every day so it will be interesting to see what I have at the end of it.

I found this when I was doing the Nanowrimo challenge which is the other end of the scale in that you have to write 50,000 words in 30 days.  My story took a complete change in the final stages and I had no idea why, it just happened.

I quite like the idea of slowly does it and this certainly won't hinder my other writing projects or give me writers cramp.

So here I go.  I have no idea what to write but when I open it up onto the first day of a new year, I am determined to put an entry in and keep going for the whole year.


7 comments:

  1. Hi Diane,

    I also like the idea of taking your time. I think those challenges such as Nanowrimo would put me under pressure I don't need.
    Your realistic plan of writing an entry during the whole year is a most positive focus. Happy and fulfilling writing to you in this New Year and new adventure.

    Gary x

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    1. Thank you Gary,
      Yes I feel like taking it easy for a while and let my writing thoughts come slowly. I found todays entry came so easily because I was not under any pressure. good luck to you and all your 'Wee folk' not to mention Penny, bless her! x

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  2. What a lovely idea! Hope you write something really magical!

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  3. Hi visiting from Gary's blog, it's nice to meet you. I love your diary idea.

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  4. I think that sounds a great idea - and I am sure you will find the wordcount every day and have a fantastic 2000 words at year end. keep us posted!

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  5. Thanks for your comments, Simon, Suzanne and Rob. It really is going well, it's amazing how sometimes slow can be good. I may not try it with my next novel though! I shall be posting very soon on my progress.

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  6. Diane, I've tagged you on my blog. :0)

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