The July Blast Continues. We have ten particpating seriously
057 Pieces (Stories, Flashes, the odd poem)
and a little over 50,000 words.
Well, ten writers, ten days, 50,000 words? 500 a day?
500 a day is what we should be writing ROUTINELY. A blast should mean we are doing twice that, three times that.
And what of thos members not active in the blast, what of spectators? What of casual readers of this blog? What are YOU writing?
At writing conferences I often run a survey of actual writing done in the last ten days. The average reported (and it is probably INFLATED) is 147 words per day.
2-3 months ago, after a brilliant first quarter, Boot Camp went into a partial slump. People weren't working, writing new material, subbing. Of course it didn't notice for quite a while as the hits were still coming so people felt good.
But the pain comes 6 weeks later, 8 weeks later, three months later, when the pipes run dry, when all those stories you didn't write, aren't out there...
Look at this, and this is a highly motivated group:
So we will need this July Blast, a big push in August, a hard-working September, another blst in October, a November blitz and a subs push in December.
It doesn't end. You have to do the work, and then work some more.
And the best bit is, with quanitty comes higher quality.
Prompts on Monday
Lunch With Johnny Depp
What Box Office Means
Zidanne and Madness
Where Did Honour Go? Is it Dead?
Second is Nowhere
Why Does Dingo Sound Dirty?
How Blue the Sea, How Blue
Sad, Middle-Aged, But Has a Blog
Cheese and Heaven
Coyotes Interrupt Us
Omelette, Omelette, Omelette
Granddad, Punks, Mods & Rockers