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....



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.
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!

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