Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

30in30 Redux: Writing

One of my new year's resolutions was to do more of the creative-challenge marathonish things. I did an art-card challenge in January and then came up with a bunch of excuses for myself on why I shouldn't do more. Some of which were not even terrible; I did finish a couple of little paintings and a couple of detailed pastel pictures.

But I haven't done much lately. And I keep meaning to do more writing without, um. Actually doing more writing. I seem to have forgotten whatever it was that got me writing fiction consistently from 2002 to 2006. Wait, that's not quite true. I remember "commitment" got me to finish Prophecy. But it also made me miserable, and trading "reasonably happy but unproductive" for "anxious and whiny but productive" isn't what I'm looking for.

So. Yeah. What I want is to get myself to the point where I just happen to feel like writing on a regular basis. I vaguely recall that for a while in 2005 and 2006, this was the case. I don't have any real idea how to get there from here, though. But since doing the 30in30 for art cards made me feel like drawing for a couple of months afterwards, I'm going to try doing a 30in30 for writing.

When I did the 30in30 with art cards, my criteria was that I had to do one art card. It did not have to be done skillfully, nor did it have to be on any particular subject. I even did one abstract, which was pretty horrid. Since this approach appeared to work, I'll use similarly lax criteria for the writing version. I'll try to average one entry per day, preferably fiction, but my typical essayish blog entry will count. Writing for the World Tree game will also count, because I've been doing a chunk of that lately and I'm enjoying it, so I don't want it to fall off the list of acceptable activities.

I'll probably post most of the fiction to UnfinishedTales, so most of y'all won't be able to follow along to keep me honest. Even so, I find that publishing my intentions down does keep me honest.

This little post probably shouldn't count, and the post I did to UnfinishedTales this morning was written two weeks ago, so it definitely shouldn't count. Still. Between the two I'll probably set the count to 1 as of this posting. >:)
Tags: 30in30, nyr, nyr 2010, writing about writing
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