05.03.10

Writo de Mayo

Posted in Event, Writing at 11:44 pm by Amber

Way back in 2007 a LiveJournal community I belong to decided they wanted to tackle a writing project similar to NaNoWriMo.  And thus in January of 2008 the month of May became Writo de Mayo.  The idea was to pick a writing goal and stick to it for a month.

The NaNoLJers community is still holding Writo de Mayo.  The first year I decided to write a short story each day based on a prompt.  Not all of the stories were complete first drafts but I got a lot of writing done.

In 2009 I decided to start a second draft of my 2008 NaNo project.  It’s an urban fantasy and I did not finish the second draft.  I recognized some big holes in the flow of the novel.  It was only two months ago that I figured out the main one.

This year I’ve decided to add another 10,000 words to my unfinished 2007 NaNo project.  That first week in November was when the current Resident Corgi came to join our family.  I had honestly forgotten how disruptive adding a new member to the household could be.  Towards the end of the month I made some big writing pushes but didn’t get anywhere near the 50,000 mark.

Glancing through what I have so far has convinced me I’m a better writer than I was at that time.  The opening scene I thought would be dramatic will work better as a flashback.  But I’m not allowing my inner editor out.  No way.  This month is for writing.

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