Thursday, 8 January 2015

ROW80: The Writer's Playdate goal

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I have one (writing-related) goal for this round, and that is:

  • To keep a Writer's Playdate on the Saturdays when my son has swimming lessons. 
In my last post before Christmas I mentioned that writing is no longer a priority, and that is true, but it doesn't mean that I want to give up on it COMPLETELY. Writing every day was not working for me. Working out the nitty gritty of my novel, documenting it, and daydreaming about it wasn't compatible with the other demands on my time and attention.

But two or three hours for a playdate? That, I think, is do-able.

I'm going to give it a go, anyway.

An Experiment


Some time ago, I blogged about a writing craft book I'd read called Writing in Overdrive by Jim Denney. In the epilogue, Denney describes an experiment based on something Dorothea Brande wrote about in Becoming a Writer. It's a 5-step process to write a story at a particular time and date. I'm not sure how well that process as it's outlined by Denney will fit into my schedule, but I do have an alternative and that is to use prompts to simply free-write a story for the playdate.

Let's see how that goes! :)

As always, wishing the best to all my fellow ROWers, and hoping 2015 has gotten off to a wonderful start for you all.

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