I got to play model for Rhonda's photography!
I know a lot of writers have other fetishes they participate in, for some it's drawing (for me, it's trying to draw), others might have a love of old cars, bake, and some of you are photographers, or at least budding photographers. One challenge circling around for photographers is the A Photo A Day Challenge.
A good friend of mine has taken up this challenge and just started up her new blog:
Rhonda is very talented and skilled with digital media and is also passionate about photography. She's sharpening her skills by producing a photo every day. This got me thinking about all arts, and indeed interests. Surely by toiling at our craft EVERY day, we will build our skills. I've taken challenges before to produce 500 words per day and during NaNoWriMo there were no days off. This year I'm feeling a little squeezed with all the preparation I need to do to teach two new subjects at high school, but I should keep my ink nib dipped in some way daily. I'd love to say I'll edit for 30minutes everyday, but I hear it as a lie even as I think the words. So...
I've decided that as long as I do something literary everyday, I'll be happy. That's all, a minimum of one activity. I can read a book about the craft of writing (did that today), listen to a writer's podcast, edit my manuscript, write up a pitch-line (like I will tomorrow for the challenge at Erica and Christy), or make notes in my notebook (which I did today!). If I have a really bad brain-dead day? I'll just write one word in my notebook (but it better be a good one).
Are you taking up any new challenges?