As if I didn’t have enough to do, I have decided to try a new experiment in writing.
Actually, I’m taking advantage of my renewed vigor after attending the San Francisco Writers Conference. I love attending this conference, because afterward I feel the glow and motivation of so many positive writers, editors and agents.
Part of my idea is based on a wonderful workshop given by Nina Amir at the conference. The presentation was titled “Blog a Book in a Year.” The premise consists of commitment to a daily blog entry, and voila! Just like that you will have a book along the lines of “Julie and Julia.”
I’ve done this before, and it’s wildly entertaining. For me, for sure; for my readers, maybe. 🙂 For those of you who knew me from that other web site across the galaxy, I took a Susie and constructed a novella’s worth of adventures for her in the span of about six months. All it took was signing in as her each day or so and twenty minutes of posting.
(I still have my “Sioux-y” story. Maybe someday I’ll publish it, although I have shopped it around. Most agents wanted me to change the time from the 70’s to the modern era – since it’s YA – but that wouldn’t work. Siouxy grew up in the Twin Cities in the 1970s and there is no way of translating that fab time to the modern day, not without massive surgery.)
The main reason for doing this is not to finish a novel in a year, although the accomplishment would be a fantastic bonus. It’s to get my butt into gear and make a habit of writing.
This also coincides with something else going on online. The new experiment will be a romance – I promise – modern in nature, but the girl ends up with the guy. (I have to admit, I have had this idea percolating in the back of my mind for about a year, so I have the guts of it in place. Just not on paper.)
At some point, I will post the location of the blog for all to visit. Not today though. ;-P