Every year, there’s a group of people worldwide, who sit down and write at least 1,667 words a day for the entire month of November – National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to have 50,000 words written by the end of the month. It’s not as easy as it might sound, especially when you’re starting from scratch and maybe a couple of notes.
This year, I’m going to be doing a series of short stories, no more than 2,000 words in length, one per day. I don’t think it’s going to be any easier than writing a novel in that time, but having to switch ‘brains’ every day is going to be hard, I think. I’m doing the stories in the theme of “fey folk”. I’m not sure what I’m going to write yet, and most of the stories will need serious editing afterward, but I can do that in January, or whenever I get the hard copies printed. I do my best editing with a red pencil and a highlighter.
I’ve also become a member at writer-writer.com. They have short story competitions and I’d like to enter a couple of stories. One needs serious editing and the other needs only a quick look-over. I also need to take the stories down from my website. <sigh> The rough draft has been up for a while, but no one visits my sites, so I’m good. Well, no one but spammers and we all know they don’t count. 😉