I’ll admit that I’m a bit surprised in myself. I’ve kept this experiment going for the first four days, with four pieces now completed (drafted). All caught up.
It occurs to me that one piece of feedback I might consider is that, hey, why don’t I just write every day in October and be content with that and maybe put together a larger project? A novel, perhaps? The novel is king. Or, something. What’s the point of maybe rushing 31 pieces simply to say, guess what, I have 31 new pieces?
I think the point to be able to exercise the creative muscle, to force the brain to work harder than I normally do, to force myself to work on establishing new connections. They say approaching problems in new ways establishes new synapses or whatever, so maybe that’s it. Getting the brain to work overtime, to get it to focus. To really make it work. It’s not about output. I mean, it is (the project name implies that). But. I think it’s more about challenging one’s self, challenging creativity.
Story 3: alligators, monsters, Florida, superstition
Story 4: loneliness, adolescence, boys, fire