Saturday, March 30, 2013

3 Steps to a Successful Challenge

To avoid the sleeping death known as writer's block, writers training for challenge need to prepare themselves for the journey ahead. For the challenge veteran, I offer comradery;   for the newbie, a few preparation points to consider or adapt if you find them useful.

1)   Time
Challenges take time, and usually more time than you think. Be sure to schedule time needed for the added writing work and a little extra time for comment review and response. 

2)  Plan
While a month of posts may not seem like much but come mid-month when life becomes chaotic (because life always becomes chaotic mid-project) you’ll be glad you have outlined your thoughts to get you through. Set goals within reason, if you have a full-time commitment to work, school or home, realize that to meet the challenge you may have some hard choices to make over the next month. 

3)  Write
The difference between a writer and a want-to-be writer is writing. Just do it. When you’re done, you’ll be glad you did. And A-to-Z offers a badge to the writers who make it to Z.

P. S.
Remember to check spelling and grammar because lurking among any group of writers are grammarians, editors & curmudgeons.   

1 comment:

Elliot B said...

I like this post. I'm more than ready pending the mid-month crisis which will probably be work related in one way or another. Good luck with the challenge.

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