New month, new creative writing challenge?
Why the heck not ! I have quite literally no where to go. No day-job, no grocery shopping, no nothin’.
Here’s my challenge for February: write one full hour everyday and have fun while doing so.
Now, how to do that without being completely burned out ? Let’s see !
Roaming the Many Roads of Creative Writing Land
I really, really don’t want this challenge to become a NaNoWriMo kinda of thing. The challenge is to write consistently, not to produce as many words as one writer can muster in a short period of time.
(I understand it can help to stay motivated, but the torture and stress and competitive side of it all, oh so not for me!)
It’s a no stress just fun challenge.
On the other end, I do want this creative writing challenge to be productive and help me move forward with my 2021 writing project goals.
Which road should I choose then?
February Work in Progress
I picked three very different writing projects to work with in February.
- The YA paranormal second draft – only 40 000 words to go, hooray!
- The rom-com Xmas novel first draft – very existed by this one, houlàlà, writing for adults.
- A fantasy short story
I purposely picked three very different genre, and two different reader target, which might sounds like a bad idea since the most common writing tips both from agents and author marketing is: pick a genre, know your readers and focus on that!
I’ve been writing for a young audience since I first starting writing (I was 9 years old, and it was a fantasy story about a farm boy falling for a princess who’s then made prisoner or something like that, hee hee).
I read a variety of genre, but I would always go back to the stories I loved as a kid and a teenager.
A lot of those stories where stories for adults, but let’s not digress and get into a whole discussion on target readers, age and the publishers hegemony, or we’ll never get to write our novels.
Dear fellow writers, thanks for reading ! May all the good words be with you !