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Monday, August 16, 2010

Starting in the middle

So my challenge started on Friday and so far so good with keeping up with 1000 words a day. If anyone is interested on keeping track on my progress then I have added a word count at the bottom of the information about me. It shows how many words I have done against whereabouts I should be (based on 1000 words a day between now and the end of the year).

I have started in a slightly unorthodox manner, not at the beginning where you would imagine but in the middle. There are parts of the story that are very clear in my mind so these are the parts I am doing first. I have never approached a story like this and am in fact finding it a rather useful method. I couldn't decide how to begin it but by starting in the middle it is filling in some of the facts for the beginning and end. When it comes to sorting the storyline out later I am not sure how much I will appreciate this approach but for now it is working for me.

I am already enjoying this (as I always do with writing) but the effect on normal life is already apparent. Squeezing in full time writing with a part-time job will be a challenge but it's one I believe I can manage. It's just the housework and marital bliss that worries me! I will keep you posted on them all!

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