I’m suffering from writer’s block. It happens to me every so often, but it’s been a week-long course and I’m getting a little irritated.
Rather than resort to another week of poetry, I’ve decided to take up the challenge presented by Panty Parade at Off Go The Panties. She offers a way to kick the writer’s block (and the whining) as well as meet a few writing/blogging goals.
I recently listed a few goals I’d like to accomplish in the next 3 months, but I’ll target three major writing ones.
- Edit 3 stories. I’m patently awful at follow through when it comes to editing stories. My aids to help me meet this goal are joining a writing/critique group next month (learning how to accept concrit better), setting a schedule for editing over the next few weeks (to be determined), and having someone hold me accountable. Open to suggestions on helping me conquer this one.
- Write something totally outside my comfort zone with a 10,000 word count. I haven’t quite figured out how to tackle this goal.
- Read one of my stories out loud for a small crowd. I’m hoping to make this happen after my move, but ways to assist in follow through include reading small sections to a close friend, volunteering to read during critique sessions, and scouting out coffee houses with open mic nights.
Good enough for now. I considered making one goal beefing up readership, but I’m not sure that’s even possible.
I only have two official blogging buddies filledandfooled and LSAM. So I’m looking for another willing participant. Or if taking up this 12 week task is a bit too arduous, I’m always looking for cheerleaders. An encouraging word (or a hard spanking) via email or on posts with the Twelve Week Challenge title should suffice in that case.
I’ve already looked up my creative style, but I’ll save my discoveries for next week. Wish me luck.