I’m current focusing most of my creative writing efforts on a single novel, but my creative energy keeps pushing me to jump around to different ideas. I’ve always read that I should simply jot down a few notes when new ideas pop up but remain focused on one project until completion.
I recently took a week break from my novel so I could dive deep in a short story I wrote for a contest. Maintaining focus was easier, probably due to the short timeframe, but it may not be indicative of how I function best on more expansive works.
How do you work best? Fitting your own style into a three answer poll isn’t always inclusive enough, so if you would like to expand your answer, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
Judging for the Summer Writing Contest from The Write Practice and Short Fiction Break has begun. Our entries were due over a week ago and earlier this week the authors who chose to have their stories published are now available for your reading pleasure here.
This season’s theme is “Redemption” and the stories are limited to 1,500 words. All entries are workshopped with the other authors for a week before the final versions are submitted for judging. I received nothing but constructive and supportive feedback and had the opportunity to return the favor to other authors. The contests are seasonal if you are interested and I posted more about them here.
You can link directly to my short story by clicking the book cover above or through this link – Against the Current. I would love to hear what you think about my entry whether good or bad as any criticism can only serve to help me improve my future writing. If you have time to read an add a comment below, I would greatly appreciate it.
I hope to meet you in one of the future writing contest workshops. Thank you for reading and, just by reaching the end of this post, thank you for supporting my writing. I make every effort to visit the sites of anyone who comments and perhaps I can return the favor.