I’m going to try a Ten Minute Burst (TMB). I just read a few blogs on freshening up my writing, and this is what I came up with. I’ve noticed that I can do a post in a short time if I get my head down, so this is really nothing new, but the idea of actually using it as a writing tool is new. I could do two of them in an hour and I reckon that would produce more than many of the hours I spent looking at a blank screen and filling it word by hard-won word.
I think I may already have failed, as I forgot to note my start time. Plus I don’t actually have much of a plan. “Write” is not, it seems, good enough.
A big problem with this plan is, of course, that I have to prevent myself wandering off on the net. True to form, I have spent most of the last hour doing bits of research and rambling off. It’s been fun, but it’s not been much use from the point of view of working on my Ten Minute Burst technique. Clearly tomorrow will be a sterner test as I have a number of things to rewrite before I submit them. If all goes well I have three or four submissions to make in the next week.
It’s a funny thing – I meant to read up on more writing techniques, but then I started writing so much that I forgot to do it. Just one of life’s many ironies.
Or even To Morrow is Better 😉 Well done, my friend sounds like a plan. Good luck with further research. 😀
TMB could also stand for Try My Best
That could be the idea for a best-selling self-improvement franchise. Or in my case, a random look through Wikipedia. I really need an acronym like FYFB Focus You Fat Bibliophile. Or words to that effect.
I’ve found that no matter which technique you use, the most important thing is that it gets you to write. It’s like exercise. It’s really about finding an activity that you enjoy so that you can do it, rather than trying to conform to someone else’s routine. Wishing you all the best!
Thank you. That’s why I originally started blogging, which seems to be working. 🙂
The TMB sounds like a reasonable approach. I am still hoping that someday I will be able to read a book of all your own poetry. 🙂
Perhaps. But first I need to work on skill and consistency. They say that a major fault with first collections is that they are produced several years too early.