I'm aiming to finish the first draft of my new short story "Radar Love" by the 24th April, two weeks from now. I started it a week ago and have written 820 words so far. I'm expecting the story to be at least 4000 words, so I've still got a lot to write in the next two weeks. My full schedule for the completion of this story can be found here.
The story got a boost tonight when I took part in a writers race on Facebook. This was organized by 'The Australian Writer's Marketplace online'. Basically, a bunch of writers get on the Facebook page at the same time, tell each other what they will try to write in the next hour and go for it. It was a great experience and I wrote more than 500 in an hour. Something like a miracle for me.
Here is an extract of what I wrote tonight: "We are waiting for our guest. Mother has put me in her favourite dress of mine, the one I hate the most, white and fluffy, and covered in frills. The twins are in their suits, squirming under the restraints of a tie and suspenders. Mother and Father, as always, dressed in their Sunday best. We all stand in the hall and wait for the knock. It finally comes."
I know I will have to write a lot more than 500 words each Wednesday, but participating in the race really lifted me. I'm definitely going to give it another go. The race is on each Wednesday at 9 pm Australian Eastern Time. If you write, why not join in?