So, I've been a complete and utter slacker for the last week or two. Writing nothing. Saying that I need to read up on how to create good characters. It's an excuse that is keeping me from developing as a writer. While reading up will certainly help, I can't allow it to keep me from writing.
So I started in on my BMSE story yesterday. It took me a long time to come up with an idea that I thought was worth actually writing down. Maybe I still don't have one that merits such treatment, but I'm doing it anyway. Yesterday, I managed to put 759 words on the page. I got up early this morning too, and wrote a few hundred more. Hopefully it comes out well. I guess the slush readers will be the judge of that.
Anyway, I'm back onto my goal of writing every day. If I want to get better, and become a great writer, that's definitely step one. With a few years of writing every day, I'll definitely be much, much closer to my goal than I am today. Here we go, whee!