Yay! I made it through the crazy Story a Day in May challenge. This was my third time doing it and was not the complete flop from last year. I reached most of my goals and learned more about my writing habits.
Here are a few tidbits that I got from it
- I can write every day
- I could easily write 250+ words every weekday
- I should have at least two writing projects in the mix
- Blogging about my progress motivates me to make my goal
I can write every day
With a goal of 20 out of 31 days I wrote 22+ days. I still need to add in handwritten stories which off the top of my head brings the total up to 26. That was with finishing off the spring semester, the Walk for Hunger, and going away for a long weekend.
What about you? Have you tried to write consistently and what did you think of it?
I could easily write 250+ words every weekday
My word count ranged 6-1626 with an average of about 550 words a day. I can definitely commit to 250 words a day and up as I go. Though I wonder if I want to track my writing by daily word count, I’ve tried it in the past and the results were mixed.
Do you have word count goals, by the page goals, or some other way to track your productivity?
I should have at least two writing projects in the mix
When I hit a snag in my Regency mini series I popped over to another story or ten. I want to finish my stories but I also don’t want to push on when they might need time to percolate. Guess I’m fortunate to have more stories than I know what to do with then!
Does the more the merrier approach help or hinder you?
Blogging about my progress motivates me to make my goal
I posted updates 21 out of the 31 days. They weren’t spectacular or even very long but having progress to update was encouraging and motivating. When it comes to blogging here I won’t be posting daily updates but probably monthly.
Here’s my next question! Do you blog, journal, leave comments about your writing progress and does it help you?
Okay, enough chatter from me. If you participated in Story a Day this year tell me about it! Don’t forget to submit your favorite piece to StoryFest starting later this month. Even if you didn’t try it out there is always next year not to mention plenty of other challenges (even one of your own) you can jump into.