Not that I ever really left, but I am back. Rather, the happy, bouncy, ready to attack the day “me” is back, replacing the meh, bored, angry at the characters in the Eloise James book I’m reading “me.”
Amusingly, Ms. James borrowed a couple characters from Julia Quinn (the Smythe-Smith girls!) for a mention in the novel I’m reading (Once Upon a Tower). I love this, and I love that I caught it.
Anyway, back to business. Yesterday was pretty awesome in that I wrote a new section of A Brief History in the morning, and then managed to pre-schedule five A-Z posts in the evening. I have only five letters left to write, and I think I should be able to get through them quickly. Like, hopefully this week.
I read about DWS’s challenge (write 30 stories in 30 or 60 days and he’ll be your first reader for a price) and was immediately intrigued. On the one hand, I don’t have $600. On the other hand, if I suddenly came into $600, I’d jump on this quickly.
Since I don’t have $600, I’m considering what kind of financial motivation I could use to try this for myself. I know I just spent April posting a piece of fiction a day, and I know five years ago I posted 1,000-2,000 words for 26 days in the same challenge, but some of that stuff (both times) was pre-written.
I want to try this challenge. I want to try to 30 in 60, so I have one day for writing and one day for publishing (ebooks on Smashwords and Amazon, and B&N if I can sort out how).
I mean, doesn’t it sound like fun? I’m already thinking covers and such. We’ll see, but yeah. I think that’s what’s going to happen in May.
Yesterday I wrote 338 fiction words and 714 words total. My daily average is creeping back down again, but you know, I can’t be bothered to put weight on that this morning. I’m just happy to be creating.