WFMAD 2013

Last year I caught the tail end of WFMAD.  I didn’t know what it was, just that Laurie Halse Anderson was writing great inspirational posts each day.  They were wonderful to read, so yesterday, when WFMAD, Write Fifteen Minutes A Day, began again, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.  It took me a little while to get started, though, as I wasn’t sure I could find fifteen minutes to focus on writing new pages for my work in progress.  But I realized that for me, what I need to be doing is writing anything each day – blog posts, snippets about my trip that will help me capture each city’s unique sense of place, and character sketches.  It’s okay if the new words don’t go directly into the manuscript, as long as they keep me writing, keep me focused on making words (ideally good words, but I’ll take any words right now).  So I’m starting today, putting in my fifteen minutes even though I probably ought to be getting ready for bed.  It’s so little time; I can wedge it in.  All I need to do is commit.

Even though the month has already started, you can join in too.  Go here for Laurie Halse Anderson’s kick-off post, and check her blog daily for new posts on writing, finding time, and craft.  Each day she’s posting writing prompts to help you get going if you don’t have a project in mind, so there’s no excuse for not writing (she really makes it hard to find any excuse at all).  What are you waiting for?  Go on, get to your writing!