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The Story Match Challenge—Day 17: July 23, 2015
Home all day, today. I have one short
research essay to complete—which will take 3-4 days to research and about a day
to finish the first draft on since we’ve only just started the subject. Not
much room for writing, but I will make some time. Let myself sleep in, but will
probably work late tonight as I have no classes tomorrow. Very much looking
forward to a quiet house and a straight five-and-a-half-hour run at things.
To get started on today’s challenge, I
took a look at Dean’s
blog. He is pretty amazing. Even when he’s had a full day and is tired, he
manages to meet the challenge. Today,
he wrote about how finding ideas in short stories is like finding
unexpected books in bookstores and a little on the place of bookstores in a
Today’s randomly rolled title is:
92-Year’s, and 02-Starfish, which morphed into “This Year’s Starfish”
And that’s all I’ve got. School and
study took up the day.
We’ll chalk that up as another fail –
although I did write another two poems AND completed my first assignment two
weeks ahead of time AND prepared for the first of four classes. Still getting
the balance. This will smooth out over the next couple of weeks.
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