September means the Storyaday challenge I have been doing for years. This year is also means #septembersentences hosted by Caroline Donahue, and the continuation of daily Sarah Selecky’s freewrites.
Potentially, this could mean a lot of writing.
Sarah Selecky’s prompts are shared through her community CENTERED. You can find that link here.
For the Storyaday challenge, Julie reuses the prompts from May, so I have been diving into the Google file and revising those stories from 4 months ago. This is the first time I have done this. Usually I write a brand new story and add to the words and drafts in my drive. The prompts from May did resonate with me this year, and I was happy with most of the stories I wrote.
I have been thinking a lot lately about the amount of words and the quality of words I am producing and what to do with them afterwards [if anything.] The revision aspect seems to be working – these first couple of days anyway.
This morning while writing in my notebook I remembered that I had publicly reflected on the challenge!
Here was my agenda for May’s Challenge: If you would like to read my reflections from Day 4 in May click here
- Reflect about how I approached the prompt – Did it resonate with me? Did I use it? Did I use something else or combine it with something else?
- Write the story and analyze if it different as an outcome than what I expected when I started.
- Would I use this prompt again?
- Reflect if the writing surprised me.
- Did I learn anything?
Today’s prompt is an ending line from my friend Neha. You can read the whole prompt here and find links to her work.
The story I wrote involved a character who emerged as a Mother Nature like figure and the story involves a magical gate.
Starting with an ending line leads you to where you are going.
Anchors for my May Day 4 story: gate, splinter, time, dark