Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Write On Wednesday - Fresh Start

This week's prompt for Write on Wednesday asks the question:

What fresh new ideas do you have for your writing?

My muse has been abuzz with so many new ideas over the past few weeks. I think having a break for the holidays has really helped.

My first goal is to try and get the novel I wrote for this year's NaNoWriMo project into some kind of organized form. I have a writing mentor who keeps telling me time and time again: "Get it down on the paper!" After that, you can polish, edit and fluff until your hearts content. This is what I did - I have the basic story written in 55,000 words. Now I need to polish it so it will shine!

I also have two young adult books I want to complete and hopefully seek publication this year. It has always been a dream of mine to write a Young Adult series, so I have been persuing this dream.

Then last night, I had a story idea grab a hold of me during supper - literally pulled me away from the table. I picked up my notebook and started writing furiously. After an hour of solid writing, I picked up the laptop and started transcribing from my notes. Before I went to bed, I had 8 solid pages - almost 2,500 words!!

I've also discovered another writing prompt blog I've become addicted to - The One-Minute Writer. You get a daily prompt and then you write for 60 seconds. I try really hard to stay in the 60 second time frame, but sometimes I go over. Sometimes that 60 seconds of writing will lead to a continuation over several pages.

Of course, I still love the following writing prompt blogs: Sunday Scribblings, Musing Mondays, Totally Optional Prompts, Write on Wednesday (of course), Fictional Friday and Cafe Writing.

Friday night is the monthly meeting of my local writer's group: The Community of Mercer County Writers, or The Ink Blots as we sometimes call ourselves. I have finished both of the assignments for our meeting - hopefully I will be posting them here very soon. I also will be picking up with a local writing workshop I started attending in November: Speaking Out Mercer. I have finished the assignment for this class, but I'm afraid I won't be able to read it without crying; so I've started another piece, just to be on the safe side.

So far, 2009 has started out with a bang - at least in terms of my writing. Here's to many, many more pages for the next 12 months!


Anonymous said...

What you forgot to mention that you not just write all these nice stuff,,,, but also read as much ... :)

Becca said...

WOW, you have lot of good material in the pike! Congratulations on all the writing plans!

And thanks for the links to some new writing sites :)

Write on, Bobbi!

Bonnie K said...

Wow Bobbi,
I love your writing passion and your use of online blog site writing prompts. I just bookmarked the one-minute prompts. Looks great.

gautami tripathy said...

That was some great post about writing plans and goals.

sSetting about a routine

shoreacres said...

I can just feel your enthusiasm bubbling over! And I was happy to be pointed toward a couple of sites I didn't know about.

Here's to a year filled with creativity and satisfaction!