by Catherine L. Tully
I think most writers have one.
An article, short story or novel that they keep thinking about, but don’t actually write. Or–they start writing and never finish.
I know I have several floating around up there in my brain. I think about them from time-to-time. Even jot down quotes that would go with the piece or rip out magazine photos that have to do with the topic. And then…well…nothing.
But I am making a pact with myself, and challenging those of you out there with a similar issue to do the same. I’m going to actually write one of these pieces and submit it before the Superbowl. Yep. That’s the plan.
Up for the challenge?
Here’s the road map I’ll be following:
- The piece will be written during the holiday slump (between Thanksgiving and the Superbowl, where it is impossible to get anyone to answer you about anything).
- I will work on it no less than an hour a week from Thanksgiving until it is finished. Even if I just sit there jotting down notes for an hour.
- I will research a market and submit the piece promptly (read – within two weeks) of finishing it.
Now. If you know anything about these vague, dreamy pieces that float around in the head, you’ll realize that this is much harder than it seems. But I feel like these ideas keep coming back to me, so they must have some type of importance/value/potential.
And I’m determined to find out.
Are you in?