There is something about writing in the style of flash fiction that awakens my creativity and aids my writing process. I was doing so well on my novel, the story line and characters were flowing so well, but then I reached a stand still around page 130. This seems to be the case with almost all of my longer works – which are not even considered full length novels by any means. I have always wondered if I am better suited to write novellas and short stories. I think it is probably true. But I am still going to finish my novel. It will be challenging, and a lot of work, but the story and characters mean so much to me that I couldn’t leave it hanging. I will see it through to the end, and I will start scheduling time in my days to work on it exclusively.
As a reward for finishing at least 1,000 words for my novel each day, I will write some flash fiction. As an extra source of motivation, I will blog about my progress with the novel. I really am excited to dive into it again.
What writing projects and goals are you working on this month?