Don’t you love the name games we attach to days of the week? You know the ones. Manic Monday. Taco Tuesday. Throw-back Thursday. They are funny, memorable, and in the space of a couple of words, we know what to expect and where to focus our attention.
I’ve been wondering how I can incorporate this concept into my daily writing sessions, and here are the results:
- Mastermind Monday — This is the day to organize, plan, plot, scheme, and throw spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks.
- Transcription Tuesday — If you are like me, you have notes everywhere. On Tuesday, let’s remember to pull those notes into one place. Maybe you take the suggestions from your writing group and incorporate them into your manuscript, or perhaps work on filling in the details you left for later. After Mastermind Monday, we should have a plethora of ideas.
- Write-In Wednesday — This one is self-explanatory. It’s writing time.
- Think-It-Through Thursday — Is there a scene that isn’t working or a plot hole to fix?
- Finish-It Friday — Friday is when we complete the chapter, scene, blog post, or anything else languishing on the hard drive.
- Up-the-Stakes Saturday — How can we add more intrigue, risk, and tension to the storyline? What is the worst thing that could happen to your character right now? How do their decisions make the situation worse?
- Sudden Twist Sunday — Does a secondary character have a secret? How does their evil plan impact the story and make the reader want to keep reading? Can you plant a red herring that makes everyone focus on a set of facts that are not significant to the storyline?
What do you think? Do you have any suggestions?
Did you write yesterday? Are you writing today?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer