My only goal this Round is to write a test mile of 250 words a day. So far, so good. I have written over 800 words in the past two days, parts of two blog posts, one of which I will post on my lunch break today.
What have I learned: I’ve learned that sometimes the words don’t want to come. I find that if I just rant about something, then I often find myself writing into the topic I had planned, or I find another subject that is interesting to me as well.
I’ve also learned, or rather, become re-acquainted with my magpie nature. I have been researching topics for an article I need to write for the day job; I can write about anything in the realm of medieval literature, which leads to my problem. I think of one topic, go grab some books, and find ten more topics in the books. It has been a constant flow of “Ooh, shiny!’ The bad part is that I would be long retired if I wrote all the articles that grab me; the good part is that I am finding creative ideas as well. Although the creative “ooh, shiny” is frustrating, I know that I can at least follow some of those leads.
So, all in all, a good start to the round. Thanks for stopping by, and please go encourage everyone else here.