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May 16, 2019 11:20:27

Re: 5 years from now

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Daniel Miller

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The main thing I'd like to have accomplished in five years through a daily writing practice is to have a collection of short fiction published. I haven't thought about this practice more than that, and I haven't thought about the particulars of "published".

I know that I've had some encouraging feedback from the few people with whom I've shared the first short story I wrote on 200was. And the one person who is keeping up with my second short story. There is someone interested in illustrating the collection and another potentially interested in providing a soundtrack.

That makes me think about the collaborate aspect of 200wad which is one of the more energizing aspects of it. Not a lot of people are reading these words, but some are. I'm free to write first drafts, brain dumps, life's minutia. And I'll maybe get a little feedback. There's a level of trust we've established amongst ourselves.

I'm really interested in these micro-communities on the internet, and centering this one around writing 200 words a day has hit a sweet spot for me, and apparently for some others as well. I hope it survives.

So in five years I simply hope to have written a lot more in 200-word chunks, and feel even more connected to a small community of like-minded writers from around the world. Like "mafia" but perhaps a little bit more nuanced is the concept of the Tong...but more on that later, maybe.

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    @danielmiller wow, this is amazing. getting offers to help illustrate and orchestrate your stories is awesome. it certainly does raise the question of what it means to 'publish' your work. would you please keep the community informed about your thinking on this subject?

    harold avatar harold | May 16, 2019 13:24:33
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