…and I know no one is following this blog, but whatever! it’s a new year and I’m going to try to write a page per day this year.
Well I’ve been meaning to write for ages now, it’s part of my Day Zero Project (101 goals in 1000 days, which ends on my 40th birthday later this year) to write a few short stories, but I haven’t been doing anything about it.
Plus, I saw a video yesterday (here) where a woman tells a man she’s not a writer and he says to her “It’s easy, just do a page a day, and at the end of a year you’ll have 365 pages”. That struck a chord with me somehow and so I decided I would give it a shot. If nothing else it will let me get some practice in and I’ll see how good I am when I attempt to re-read what I’ve done!
I haven’t decided yet how to do the writing. I’ll probably do it on Google Docs so I can work on it from various locations or at least make notes on my phone, but I’ll decide later if I put up the pages or chapters on this blog for general viewing.
Yes, it’s been a long time, as I titled the most recent post on my other ‘personal’ blog.
But I’ve been thinking, got a lot of ideas now, and now it’s time to sit down and write.
I just need to make the time (like with anything) and what I found today was a post on Lifehacker that explained Jerry Seinfeld’s tip on getting things done. Basically you get a year calendar and mark each day with a big X for each day you get something accomplished. In his case it was writing jokes. In the Lifehacker article they recommend things like cleaning, writing, coding, etc.
So I’m going to use this for writing. Whether it’s for an after-hours thing I’m doing, for the video project I’m working on, or for actual WRITING, this is what I’m going to do. I’m going to aim for 500+ quality words for each day I’m writing a story, OR doing editing, OR some solid work on ideas.
I think this tip is a great idea and look forward to hammering out some enjoyable stuff 🙂
So, this is the first post in this blog, which is going to be my ‘writing blog’.
Ideally what I’d like to do is pump out something like a short story every week, but I know I’m too busy for that.
What is more likely is that I’ll get out a couple hundred to a few hundred words a day, and after they coalesce into a chapter I’ll ‘release’ the finished chapter on the blog. The work in progress would be visible as it is written.
So maybe it’ll be interesting.
Or maybe it won’t!
You never know until you try 🙂