Sunday, August 1, 2010

Write Fifteen Minutes a Day Challenge

I'm joining Laurie Halse Anderson in her Write Fifteen Minutes a Day (WFMAD) Challenge this August and I just finished my first 15 minutes. I wrote about running into my 7th-grade crush at Half-Price Books yesterday. And how it made me feel like I was 12 years old all over again. It was very unsettling. 

I feel like I write WAY more than 15 minutes a day, but it's blog posts, tweets, and emails. And that's fine, but it's probably not something that's ever going to turn itself into anything. So, I'm trying to use this challenge to get some things down that I might actually be able to work on if I ever decided I wanted to write, say, a YA novel or something. 

Plus, I am already excited for November and this year's National Novel Writing Month. I'm obviously not writing that book already (because that is cheating!), but this'll tide me over until Nov. 1. 

Are you doing the WFMAD Challenge? Are you working on something particular? What are you writing about today?