by Lisa Roylance
I took Carol’s writing exercise and ran with it.
7 days 7 different perspectives from 7 different characters.
Time set for 5 min each day.
I’m on take 4 and I’ve discovered a new way to introduce one of the characters. I’ve also tried for the first time to write a whole scene from a child’s perspective which was new, and quite challenging.
One thing I’ve also done recently is focus on the system that I use to write rather than the very large looming goal ahead of me. A link about this was also posted on the blog recently.
My new system:
Take five minutes for a writing exercise before I jump into the big stuff. This can be anything, blog suggestions to free writes that can range from nightmare retells to dating disasters.
Set the timer for 15 minutes and revise a chapter of my first novel.
If the timer dings and I’m on fire then I keep writing, but I always write for at LEAST 15 minutes a day. It feels less daunting and I’ve gotten a lot more revised.
So you know your goals, but what are your current “systems?”