Oh, poor Miss B. She was down with the flu starting Friday. She was well enough to go back to school yesterday. However, thanks to some sleepless nights, I wasn’t in a place where I could string two words together, never mind a blog post.
She is also the sweetest little patient on record. Like there was ever any doubt. All please and thank you, and taking her medicine without compliant, and all Mama, just snuggle with me, that makes me feel better.
But I’m back! You missed me, no?
So, while sleep deprived, I decided to start (or try to start–we’ll see how it goes) a 100×100 challenge at a writing site I frequent. Now, I’ve had mixed feelings about this site; they’ve had their ups and downs. There are a handful of self-style experts handing out questionable advice (no, no, not me, never me).
But then I thought, in pure cheesy movie manner: if you build it, they will come.
So, I thought, well, what would I like to see happen at this site? What could I do to get it going?
On one of the email lists I’m on, they do a 100×100 challenge. That’s 100 words per day for 100 days. It’s a great way to build a writing habit. At the end of 100 days, if you’re consistent, you’ll have 10,000 words. That’s a decent start to a novel, or possibly two short stories, or even twenty pieces of 500-word flash fiction.
The idea is take small, consistent steps, kind of like exercise or any other lifestyle change. For myself, on the days I’m not working on MacKenna, I’ll be adding 100 words to a new short story I’m calling, for the moment, Speechless.