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.


  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

    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

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

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

  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!

  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.

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