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Sorry, forgot to hit quote. This was for SumFemina. 

I was the same. I usually flow with ideas but I could not get all my prompts to link. I woke up at 6am and in that first minute of waking when the mind isn't cluttered with "life", an idea came to me. 

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Originally posted by KirrilyK KirrilyK wrote:

Sorry, forgot to hit quote. This was for SumFemina. 

I was the same. I usually flow with ideas but I could not get all my prompts to link. I woke up at 6am and in that first minute of waking when the mind isn't cluttered with "life", an idea came to me. 

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Okay, so this is going to be a 2,500.0 word slice of a full on novel.  I like it so much it's the excuse needed to get off my butt and finish the current project.

Writing in earnest starts tomorrow, because I'm psyched.  That means it's going to crash and burn, of course.  Sentence fragments and stray letters and pieces of characters everywhere.  It won't be pretty.

And Nod, notice I still double space my sentences.  They might be kerned, but they're still double spaced.
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I know absolutely nothing. But I guess I can only go up from there. 
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Originally posted by booklover13 booklover13 wrote:

I know absolutely nothing. But I guess I can only go up from there. 


Don't let that discourage you.  Nothing today isn't anything to stress over.  Put it in the back of your head and mull on it.  Free association.  Imagination unleashed and wandering.

You'll find it.
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I agree. I spent today working on what was laid out nicely in my head. Tonight, I am questioning my direction. 
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If we're talking about progress strictly by word count, then I have made no progress whatsoever! 

But I have spent the first 24 hours of this competition brainstorming like crazy. Word association definitely helps for me. I think I have a semi-decent concept sketched out in my head. Now I just have to start the actual writing part! 
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Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by booklover13 booklover13 wrote:

I know absolutely nothing. But I guess I can only go up from there. 


Don't let that discourage you.  Nothing today isn't anything to stress over.  Put it in the back of your head and mull on it.  Free association.  Imagination unleashed and wandering.

You'll find it.

Agreed. If it helps, last time I did this competition, I spent the first three days writing my first draft. I had about 1300 words. Then on Day 4 I got hit with a much better idea, and decided to take the gamble and start over from scratch. I then finished my story on Day 7 and handed it in early on Day 8, ahead of time. And I made it through to Round 2. 

So don't give up. You still have just under 7 more days - you can do this! 
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I’m still stuck at zero mph. Sci Fi is the absolute worst genre I could have ever drawn and hoped I’d never get it, but…

I have a vague idea I’ll start hammering out and hope it fits the niche. Not ever having read any or watched any…

Well, it’ll be creative at least. 
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Originally posted by Heartstart Heartstart wrote:

Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by booklover13 booklover13 wrote:

I know absolutely nothing. But I guess I can only go up from there. 


Don't let that discourage you.  Nothing today isn't anything to stress over.  Put it in the back of your head and mull on it.  Free association.  Imagination unleashed and wandering.

You'll find it.

Agreed. If it helps, last time I did this competition, I spent the first three days writing my first draft. I had about 1300 words. Then on Day 4 I got hit with a much better idea, and decided to take the gamble and start over from scratch. I then finished my story on Day 7 and handed it in early on Day 8, ahead of time. And I made it through to Round 2. 

So don't give up. You still have just under 7 more days - you can do this! 

Thank you all for your responses. They've been very helpful in keeping me motivated. 
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