Should I finish story #3 or start story #4?

I didn’t finish story #3 last night either. If I keep up the pace of the last few days, it’s going to take me a couple more days to finish it. Which doesn’t leave a whole lot of time to write a fourth story by Sunday night.

I have decided that finishing what I start is more important than having a full week to write story #4. Story #4 will have to be a flash piece of some sort.

What about you? Have you ever tried to write a story a week? What did you do when you started to fall behind?

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2 responses to “Should I finish story #3 or start story #4?

  1. I like this idea of yours. Lately I’ve been so busy keeping up with my website, my Project 365, and marketing my new poetry book that I haven’t done much of any writing…outside of my blog. That said I’ve been wanting to blog about this, about what I can do to keep writing when other things keep me up. I’ve written other posts about how I keep myself writing but at present I’m more particularly concerned with the fact that I haven’t written anything for my stories or new poetry in a while.

    SOOOO, I’m thinking I need to make a weekly goal. My photography 365 project has taught me the importance of making a deadline more than I thought I already understood. I haven’t tried to write a story a week but I am telling myself to write at least a poem a week and I’m thinking hows about 6,000 per week, at least. Writing 6,000 words is easily a short story so it’s similar I guess. Being behind as I am I keep saying that I have to make up for the 3 weeks that have passed this year so far, which means…18,000 words.

    I just posted today about how I think I need to pay more attention to the ordinary parts of writing and of my stories when life catches me up and I have trouble making time to write. Perhaps your idea to finish #3 – don’t get too far away from it – and then write a flash #4 is the best way to go. Not such a bad idea to hold your standards high. I’m gonna make myself catch up to my “behindness”, lol.

    Good luck!
    eLPy

    • Thanks. It gives me a warm feeling to think that I have passed along some inspiration for this challenge.
      You can start your goal at any time; you don’t have to catch up from the beginning of the year. And it only has to last as long as you want.
      By the way, there are several groups that use National Poetry Month in April to write a poem a day for a month.

      Keep writing!