Sunday, August 12, 2012

Timed Writing, Interrupted

Beloved readers of my Timed Writing Exercises,

This is to let you know that I will no longer be posting them here every day. I will post them sometimes—just not every day. This is for a couple of reasons:

1) Although I limit the time that I spend writing them by hand to what is posted (usually 15 minutes), I do spend quite a bit of time correcting and revising them before I actually post them. That time could often be better spent writing new material or revising early drafts in preparation for submission.

2) Occasionally, one of these timed writing exercises turns into a fairly complete piece in and of itself. When this happens, I'd like to be able to submit it to one of the flash fiction markets without running into exclusivity issues.

So... I will continue to write these exercises and I will post some of them, but not every day. And the best ones may not show up at all. If and when any of them get published, however, you can be sure to hear all about it right here!

Thanks for reading and please do leave comments. I read and respond to all of them!

[about my timed writing exercises]


Helen Marshall said...

Maybe this is just me, but have you thought about continuing to post the writing prompts, or even starting a mailing list to send them out? I bet people would sign up for it!

Seth said...

As much as I enjoy reading your timed writing exercises here, it would be even better to read some of the resulting stories elsewhere. I will, therefore, accept your reduced posting frequency without too much complaining.

M. Huw Evans said...

Great idea! I'll start posting my daily prompts, regardless of whether I actually post what they prompt me to write. Thanks for the idea.

Thank you for being so understanding. ',:^D