I have a plan. To be a better writer, I'm going to write one short story every week. I've tentatively designed a process in just how I'm going to start doing that. I can't guarantee this process is going to work. I'm probably going to have to tweak it. A lot. But I'm going to try my hardest to use the framework of deliberate practice in my favor.
The goal is simple: write one short story (2,000-6,000 words) every week, posting it onto my blog at the end of the week so that it may be critiqued by my readers.
How do I want to achieve this goal? That comes down to process. My plan for my process is like this:
Day 1: Outline the Short Story & Design my Main Characters.
Day 2: Write (1,000-3,000 words)
Day 3: Write (1,000-3,000 words)
Day 4: Edit for Grammar and Story Holes/Inconsistencies
Day 5: Edit for Storytelling Goals
Day 6: Edit for Storytelling Goals
Day 7: Overall Edit & Post to Blog
Now comes the true test. We're going to see how well this goes, or if it goes anywhere at all. As a part of deliberate practice, I will also be writing a poem every day. I haven't decided if I will be adding that to this blog as well. Share your opinion in the comments, and I will be sure to take that into consideration!