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.