It’s now that time of year when the Clarion West students are settling in to the six weeks of the writing workshop and some of the rest of us are shadowing them in the Writeathon. This year I am using the writeathon to kick-start my writing in the Five by Five challenge: I have five writing projects and I intend to write 500 words on each of them every week. I’m giving myself the weekends off, and each weekday I shall write 500 words on one of the five projects. I will also spend at least five minutes a day on each of the other four – thinking, reading, researching, plot noodling, whatever.
Today it’s stupidly hot so I got up early to make the best of the cooler hours of the day, so I’ve already written my quota (616 words) on the near-future economic-change (“tax punk”) novel. Plot noodling later. #fivebyfive