Monday, January 17, 2011

TTIN Challenge: Heyday 1

Heyday, from dictionary.com, is the stage or period of greatest vigor, strength, success; prime.  

Let's approach this first heyday with all of those, looking toward our individual goals with excitement and a willingness to tackle them!

I went ahead and got to work on a few things this weekend and in turn put two of my writing cohorts to work to critique a couple of first drafts. I worked one day on my contemporary story and one day on the historical. Both were 3-5 pages each, pages I had written a while back. I made some additional changes, trying hard to develop the scenes more and make sure I was showing and not telling.  But let me tell you, I love to tell! I wonder, if writing, as compared to fashion, would ever make telling  "IN"  


I would be so good at that, as I'm sure many of you would be, too.   


While working on these stories, I realized two things:   1) I need to do more character development and 2) confirm my plots.

Can I get a big sigh? 

Push forward, is the best advice I've been given and I pass that along to you.  Okay, now it's your turn. What do you want to accomplish today? What have you already accomplished? Feel free to share anything in between....



6 comments:

Mindy Obenhaus said...

Well, my goal was to write 10,000 word this month. I surpassed that this weekend. Whoo-hoo! And even better, I don't plan to slow down. I've got a scene in mind right now I'm chompin' at the bit to get started on. So why am I procrastinating? Oh, good grief.

Eva Maria Hamilton said...

Wow, that's great Mindy!

I think for this challenge I'd be happy to have the first third of a new ms complete, although I will try for more by March 1.

Happy writing everyone!

Missy Tippens said...

LOL, Christy! Your comment about telling cracked me up. :) You can go back later and show it. Just be sure to check for it when you revise. :)

Mindy, all I can say is WOW!!

Eva, you can do it!

I meant to check in earlier today but forgot. I got my word count for the day! (remember, my goal is 1600 a day during the weekdays). I got 2027 words!

Missy Tippens said...

Oh, and if you want to work on re-training your brain for productivity, be sure to read my blog on Monday on the seekerville blog! :)

Missy Tippens said...

That's today, Monday. Not next week. :/

Christy LaShea said...

Big Congratulations, Mindy!!!! Woop! Woop!

Eva, I'm with you...right now I have 5 pages and didn't make any progress on Monday.

Missy!! Big Congratulations to you too!!! I'm a day late, but heading to Seekerville now... I've got a link on my side bar if anyone doesn't know how to get there!

Finalist!