I’ve been on The Write Stuff journey for six months. Let’s see how it’s going!
Goal 1: Finish four short stories in 2017
Not much official movement since last month. I’ve incorporated most of the edits I got on the third draft of “Beginnings,” but I got a couple bigger pieces of feedback that need more work. More info on that below.
Goal 2: Write one in-character scene after every D&D session
(Formerly: Do as many of the 642 Tiny Things to Write About as I can)
Our next session isn’t until mid-July. I’ve got a couple ideas brewing, and I hope to post something short to our Facebook group before then. I love diving into my character and learning more about her.
Goal 3: Join a writing community (and actually share stuff for feedback)
The big thing someone pointed out to me about my writing is that I overuse the pronoun-action way of describing things. She pulled, He flinched, They turned.
I do it a lot: 106 times in a 4000-ish word story. Now that I’ve seen it I can’t unsee it, so I have to fix them. Trouble is, I’m not sure how.
Fortunately the internet provides. I found a thread where people give great tips on fixing this sneaky issue. Now it’s just a matter of me sitting down and hacking through my story. Lord give me strength.
Goal 4: Document it all on this blog
Are you not entertained?!
How’s your writing going?