A blog about writing, being a writer, getting inspired to write, etc. For writers, authors, would-be writers and authors. I only have 2 rules. 1, please keep everything PG rated at most, there are some younger folks who read my blog; and 2, please do not criticize what others have written. I would like this to be a safe haven for folks to explore their writing style and to gain some confidence in their story telling abilities. Nasty comments will be deleted.
Monday, May 27, 2013
May 27th Challenge
Hi, it’s Christina –
Happy Memorial Day! We
have beautiful, cloudless, azure skies here, but it is still a wee bit nippy.
There was a light frost on the lawn when I woke up this morning, so I guess it
is a good thing my husband and son have not finished building my vegetable garden
yet or everything I would have planted would probably be dead.
So did you see? I figured
out how to add photos to the blog. Now there are photos (when I have them)
which are relevant to whatever I posted that day – the redoubt where I found
the piece of ancient pottery, the garden being built, my daughter in her 2nd
prom dress, Colby the part canine part chicken part Venus fly trap I
discovered. I’ve always admitted to being a technological ditz, but I
eventually figure it out.
The good news, the FINAL
cover for A Second Chance is complete; the bad news, because of the delay, I
probably will not be able to bring a copy with me to NYC on Wednesday. I am
extremely pleased with the new cover and I am thrilled with Caligraphics! Cal
will have every one of my future covers to create.
Even though it is really
early, I’m sure you have other things to be doing today than reading my blog,
so let’s get on to the challenge.
Saturday’s challenge was:
What does Memorial Day mean to you?
To me, Memorial Day is the real Thanksgiving Day, a
day to reflect and to be thankful for all the men and women in uniform who
sacrifice so much so we can be safe and happy. I’m thankful for the dads who
weren’t there to see their child born and the moms who missed their baby’s
first words because they were far away defending the civil rights of the
oppressed. I’m thankful for the blood shed of so many so I can live in a land
where my children can be whoever they want to be. I’m thankful to those who
have come home broken and to those who never came home, for they sacrificed so much,
so I, a stranger, can sleep in peace at night knowing I am safe and free.
It didn’t take ten minutes, but I’m done. While you
are grillin’ and chillin’ on your paid day off from work today, please take a
moment and give thanks.
Your Next Challenge is:
The Civil War never happened…
You have 10 minutes (be honest). There is no right
or wrong, just write. Spelling and punctuation don’t count and NO ONE is
allowed to criticize what someone else has written. Go.