Usually at this time of year, I'm deep in planning out what I'm going to write for NaNoWriMo in November. I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to play in that ballpark this year or not, but I don't want to let October vanish in a haze of thinking and no actual writing. Hence, I've decided to set myself a challenge.
Every day in the month of October, I will find or create a writing prompt and write at least 500 words based on that prompt. These may be stories, or they may be exercises on using setting to develop character, or creating a dynamic action scene. I don't expect all of these exercises to create a story worth pursuing, but I do think that at least some of them will.
If I get very excited about something I've started, great! I can work on it more ... after I've accomplished my 500 minimum new words for the day.
I'll check back in as the month goes along with updates on my progress. Got to have a way to keep myself honest!
If anybody wants to join me in my October Madness, I'd welcome the company. Drop me a line and let me know!