Normally, I confess, an idea for a Project would inspire me to plan for two days—or weeks, depending on the enormity of such a project. I would certainly give you more than a few hours’ notice before asking if you wanted to join me in such a Project. Unfortunately for all involved, this particular idea only occurred to me this morning, and I thought it most suited to this month given the brevity of February and that I will be celebrating seven years of Writership tomorrow thanks to a similar Project.
Every day for the month of February, I (and anyone who cares to join me) will be writing Something for ten to fifteen minutes. This Something will have only two requirements: it must be fictional prose, and it must in some way include whatever the Dictionary.com Word of the Day is—preferably within the first sentence. Beyond that, it can be anything: a story, a bit of description, a character sketch.
If you care to join me, post your creation in the comments each day. There will be no big prize at the end; there is no incentive, except to have a way to consistently write without having to undertake a big project. Take it or leave it. Continue reading A Project—And Its Beginning