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The Story Match Challenge—Day 14: July 20, 2015
14: A.M. Before
I was up at 0430 this morning as I had
an 0730 bus to catch for university. After updating the blog and pfaffing
around for a little bit, I checked Dean’s
progress on his challenge—another short and another confirmed novel start.
Also, some good advice about writing what you love. I now only have 1 hour and
10 minutes left to write in. Better get to it.
Title randomly rolled this morning:
75-The Magicians and 51-the Silk Road. Well, crap – that one required a little
research. I took a quick look and discovered lots of desert, camels and two
more routes—the Southern Silk Road and the Silk Road by the Sea. This is
definitely something I will revisit. With no time to research further, I
decided on a fantasy and had 956 words down before I had to get into the before
school routine for my littlest, and leave for my own classes. Poetry and flash
fiction are scheduled to be written on the bus.
Match Challenge: Incomplete—The Magicians and the Silk Road
(fantasy – 956 words)
Poetry: Complete—3 pieces to be transcribed from notebook; wordage unknown
Fiction: Partially complete—2 pieces to be
transcribed from notebook; wordage unknown
This report is actually going out on
time. It’s been a busy week, and, with exams approaching, it’s only going to
get busier. This is what happened the week just gone.
Week 1 ProgressNew
words produced: 67 + poetry and flash handwritten
and Notes: NilWorks
completed: 14 (7 poems, 7 flash fiction)Works
edited: 1 (CS initial edit for Army Boots & Stilettos)Covers
created: 0 (CS format done for Army Boots & Stilettos)Works
Entered: 0Bloggery: 1,829University
Prep and Assignments: 3,392Writing News The week just gone saw me trying to
complete a second assessment item. Unfortunately, it proved more complex than
expected, so, although I completed the words required, with 30-40 references in
place, I’m not completely happy with the result, and have decided to go over it
this week to see if I can tweak it into something more satisfactory. I also
completed the initial edit and format of Army Boots & Stilettos, but want