100 Day Project No. Two: Week Four – Novel X

Week Four
Monday, October 2nd – Sunday, October 8th

Novel X

Week four has come and gone. I was able to get a fair amount of writing done during my lunch breaks and late evenings after boxing classes. Also, I spent some time Saturday and Sunday writing. Unfortunately, I haven’t done my poetry yet, so I’ll have to figure that out. Nevertheless, a good effort!

ALSO, I submitted four of my poems to The Missouri Review’s Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize contest. It’s the first time I’ve submitted poetry to any kind of thing in many, many years. So, keep your fingers crossed!!


Chapter Four: 875

Total Words: 875


Next week, I’ll continue working on chapter four. Onward and forward!!!

The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.
Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being.

I started this 100 Day Project (my second one) on September 11th. Each week, I will write at least five hundred words of my novel. These words don’t necessarily have to be a polished product, but should, at least, be coherent and grammatically sound. I’ll also post two poems a week. These poems will be a bit more polished than first drafts. Most of the material will come from poetry that I wrote in my first 100 day project. In addition to writing the poems, I’m also going to read them, so that you may hear how they sound in my head. I’ve been told I have a pleasant voice, so I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Lastly, I’ll create one blog post where I read a famous poem written by a real poet! I will also include a little history and fun facts about the poet.

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