Yesterday, I capped my 100-day writing experiment/exercise.
The goal was to write something new every day for 100 days without missing. I had no length requirement, but I found that as I got more into it, the greater effort was in keeping the piece short and interesting than writing something daily.
I learned a lot about my writing style, the mistakes I’m prone to making and I discovered some good things about my imagination. I think there are other lessons there that I’m still working on.
My secondary goal in this exercise was to develop a field of ideas from which to build on. I feel a longer work coming on. Initially, I thought a play, some longer short stories or a book. But to do that well enough, I wanted to get my skills up to par.
Many people have been very kind and supportive in their comments and notes. It is a great compliment for people to ask for more. I really appreciate the time everybody took to check out the stories, or story bits, and provide feedback. That is just the best.
So I ask myself, what now?
I was hoping to get a bit more feedback from the people prone to reading my posts on what they might like to see. Since you are reading it, it seems contrary to produce something you might have little interest in. Some questions come to mind:
- Is there any interest in a longer work?
- If so, was there something you saw over the last 100 days you might like to see more of? Something I can flesh out?
- Is that something you might be interested in reading along the way or would you want to wait until it’s complete?
- What would you be interested in? A play? A book length piece? An array of dazzling advertising slogans?
- Any other thoughts?
I can find all 100 posts here on my blog. Please share the link if you can: https://thejeffworks.wordpress.com
It would be great if you could take a moment to comment, or drop me a private message or email and let me know what you think.
I can’t see putting the brakes on now as I feel I’ve hit some sort of stride, so I’m thinking I will continue my posts, unless writing a longer piece takes up all my writing energy, but I’m thinking I might take the weekends off.
Thanks again for all your support. Now…let me have it.