I love stretching myself and trying new things even if it's scary. Or maybe I like to take a creative chance when it's fraught with risk and challenge. I'm not sure, but I found this blog called The One-Minute Writer. I said last week that one of my weekly themes would be flash fiction, but because I would have to write seven pieces, that theme would take place at the end of the blogging challenge.
As soon as I saw The One-Minute Writer, I knew this is what I would do instead. The rules are simple. Read the prompt, turn the timer on and write for one minute. I can only type at about 50-55 wpm. That doesn't meet the rules of The Ultimate Blogging Challenge. Each of my blog posts must be at least 100 words. To meet the rules of both, I'll write for one minute and submit that stunning masterpiece (Where's my sarcasm icon when I need it?) to the One-Minute Writer blog. I'll take the beginnings of what I've done for them and bring it to my blog to finish.
This experiment could be a total disaster. I have reservations, of course, like what if I write garbage for a full 60 seconds? People will see it! I'm not going to spend all day cleaning it up to place on my blog, either. The point is to write without censor based on the prompt given. While it feels incredibly scary to put unpolished work out there in the world, it might be sort of freeing. I have this fear that has kept me from publishing my work. Trying to break that fear can't be a bad thing.
If anyone wants to join me, you could link your work here in my blog comments, publish to your blog and mention it here, or any variation that suits you.
See you tomorrow!