Tearing Down the Walls Brick by Brick – Row80 Check in 7

Tearing Down the Walls Brick by Brick – Row80 Check in 7

It was one of my writing goals last week to tear down the walls, brick by brick, to get to the nitty-gritty of my writing. It seems you can’t write as much as I have been writing, over the last few weeks, and not break down some walls. One, you get sick of writing the same things all the time. Two, you get sick of not being able to say what you want to say and you just have to climb over the wall or break it down. I chose to tear it down and then barrel deeper still.

Dance Write PlayI am taking on my challenges one by one. I am looking at what scares me in my writing and writing through it. I am loving every minute of it even when it terrifies me.

I found myself writing more on my own than on #wordmongering this last week. I think it was because I was doing the 30/10 and it wasn’t always convenient to be #wordmongering at the top of the hour. I don’t know maybe I need to tweak my schedule just a bit. Although as long as my word count is up I won’t worry about it too much. I am averaging about 10,000 words a week; not all of them great words of course but as long as I keep writing it feels like I am going in the right direction.

This past week my granddaughters have been sick with bad colds and yesterday I started feeling like I was getting a sore throat. I am taking vitamins and oregano oil to help with it but I am not feeling so good today; pushing through the icks.

One of the challenges and goals I have set for myself is creating a Teen Fantasy Anthology which I have created a contest for. I am very excited about this and it starts tonight at Midnight. If you enjoy writing Teen fantasy I encourage and challenge you to participate. I am also quite excited that the artist, Flora Bowley, has agreed to allow me to use her art as part of the writing prompts for the contest. I hope you will find her art as provocative and exciting as I do.

I will be challenging myself to write a Teen Fantasy Fiction every day of this contest as well. I believe it will grow my writing as it will challenge me to write a short story every day for 30 days. Of the stories I write, I will have my daughter choose the one she likes the best and I will display it on my blog at the end of the 30 days. If you decide to take up the challenge of writing a short story every day but not enter the contest, I hope you will leave a comment with a link to your story if you post it on your blog especially if you use the writing prompts for the writing contest.

I am still doing my morning pages in 750words.com every day though sometimes not until late at night. I am still working on the books for the Book Reviews I will be doing on this blog. I need to speed it up but it just seems that this past week has been exceptionally busy.

I believe that is all for now. Doing my best to keep the momentum no matter how busy life gets and enjoying the ride.


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6 thoughts on “Tearing Down the Walls Brick by Brick – Row80 Check in 7

  1. Ooooh, this contest sounds exciting! And so does your recent take on wrestling some of your writing down and seeing what makes it tick. It’s always exhilarating to learn new things by confronting certain aspects of our craft.

    I’ve never written much teen fantasy before, but I am always up for a challenge, so I might just have to give it a try.

    Hope the little ones are feeling better soon and that the sore throat ends up just being super-temporary, too!

  2. I wish that I was able to get through 10,000 words a week. Between blogging and my writing I might get between 8,000 to 9,000. You are an inspiration Morgan. I hope that in the weeks to come I might be able to be more like you and focus more on my WIP.

    And the fact that you are writing through your fear is awesome! I’m glad that you are finding the strength to do that. 😀

    • I write fast, about 45-50 wpm (sometimes faster when I am on a jag), and like I said… not all of it is gold. 😀 And that is for all my writing not just my WIP but I am working hard on my words in print.

      If your typing is holding you back I highly suggest you get a typing program that is like a game. That is what I did years ago because I hated to type. I had to type in the words before it blew up the planets. I am sure they have even better programs now being that was over 18 years ago.

      Thank you for your support and encouragement!


  3. Good for you all the way around, Morgan. Frankly, I was wondering where you were and am relieved that you were “only” breaking through walls. This brick-by-brick method is hard but it seems to take us where we need to go, however long that may take. Also, your contest sounds exciting–good luck with that–keep us posted, if possible.

    • Hi Karen, it is always nice to see you here! Yes I have been quite busy this past week writing, working on my writing schedule and setting up my writing contest.

      I truly am having a blast with all of it! Some of it is scary but at this point I just don’t care because I am determined to make things happen this year!

      I am looking forward to hopping over to your blog in a bit and see what is new.

      Your continued support and encouragement means a great deal to me, Thank you very much!


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