Stop Feeling Lazy by Carol Look
I realized that I’ve been procrastinating.
I was genuinely busy through the last couple of months, until about the first week of this month. I got used to being so busy I had little time for writing (and what I had went into blogging and Friday Fictioneers).
When the other demands on my time finally let up, I should have gone back to the short story I’ve been trying to finish. Instead, I filled the time with more reading, particularly many interesting, but not really relevant, blog posts and news articles.
Last April, I wrote about joining the Write 1 Sub 1 monthly challenge. I had fully intended to do it. But I failed abysmally. Not a single short story finished, let alone submitted.
I set out with great intentions to participate in the monthly challenge for the whole year this year. But I let January pass me by with no progress. Continue reading
Writer's Stop (Photo credit: Stephh922)
I just came across this writing challenge Write 1 Sub 1. Here is the description:
- Write and submit a short story or poem every week (or month), starting the first week of January and ending the last week of December.
- Goal: 52 new submissions in 52 weeks (or 12 in 12 months).
- You don’t have to write and submit the same story within the same week — although that’s what Bradbury did. Often it pays to set a story aside for a while and come back to it.
- The length of your story can be as short as Twitter fiction (140 characters) or as long as a novelette (15,000 words). Any style, any genre: whatever you write.
- Every week, we post a “check-in” where you can tell the world about your progress. Share your triumphs and disasters — we’re all in this together.