Some things take TIME.
So, while the mud is curing, of which I did none of the work (yes, I've got people) I was busy using my TIME wisely.
|I made this myself - and yes, you can take it.|
I'm enjoying working toward my goal. Mostly because I'm organized. Photos at the ready, writing page prepped. Timer preset. Coffee in the system.
What more needs doing…
What more needs doing…
oh… the typing.
But, surprisingly, that's going well.
I'm letting myself go with the flow.
Not thinking about what I see, I'm letting my mind create a story. All I'm doing is providing, via my fingers hovering over the keys, an outlet for the multitude of story ideas residing in the dark recess of my mind.
I've heard it said, do something repetitively for at least 25-30 days and you start forming a habit. Well, though I’m still in the early glow of this New Year goal of mine, I’m thinking so far, so good.
Because of all the prep I am not spending precious TIME on things like searching for a photo, or even something like having a blank page, up on the screen, ready to use helps in saving time for the important stuff. (You know, dishes, laundry, working, cooking, shopping, breathing, you get the idea.)
In 15 minutes I seem to average around 500 words - that falls in the flash fiction category - short enough to read quickly (hint, hint, nudge, nudge). If you find yourself needing a quick read… (cheeky grin)
Hey, that’s it, head over to Write Brain Challenge.
15 mins X 365 days = 5,475 mins, which translates to 91.25 hours or about 4 days.
Also, 500 words X 365 days = 182,500 words - well, if that isn’t a novel waiting to be typed.
I found THIS SITE which has the word count for famous novel - go check it out. It’s quite surprising how short, and long, some novels are.
Today’s 15 minute free write piece seemed to come out of a corner of my brain which has, over the years, been working on a couple of characters that met in Germany, over coffee, at the Porsche Museum.
I’ve done quite a bit of writing with these characters. When the photo opened it was a no brainer - I found the story begging for an outlet.
And yes, that photo is of the Porsche Museum - me in the foreground look up in awe.
|Five levels of cars, cars, and more cars (and men, looking at cars).|
|Yes, they have a car hanging upside down… leave it to the Germans!|
Are you a car person? If so, what’s your preferred ride?