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.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
June 13th Challenge
Hi, it’s Christina –
As things are getting more
and more crazy around here, I am coming to realize I might not have enough time
right now to keep up with a daily blog; then again, this was initially supposed
to be a two week project and now it has been almost two months. I hate to do
it, because I truly enjoy writing the blog, but something’s got to give if I
intend to keep to my EOY release deadline for Simply by Chance. I will finish
editing the one book I committed to and read the two more I agreed to review,
but then I am putting on my writer’s cap and putting my nose to the grindstone.
I will still try to post a few times a week, but every day is becoming
impossible. Think of it as I’m giving you extra time to take up a challenge.
I finally figured out
yesterday why I was procrastinating. For the first time, one of my characters
needs to die and I’m having a hard time with it. If I don’t write the next
chapter, then he will remain safe. I know it is irrational and completely
silly, but I get attached to my characters and the thought of one of them dying
is upsetting. Yeah, I know, I’m a nut, but there you have it.
So the official countdown
has begun. One week until graduation! If any of you out there are parents, you
know what an emotional time this is, for us and for our graduates. All I know
for sure is I will be packing an entire box of tissues to bring with me to the
Your last challenge was:
As I look at our hands joined together now as they
have been for so many years, I can’t help but think. Think of how young and
wrinkle free they were the first time they joined on our first date. I spent so
much of the time studying our hands, fingers laced in a perfect fit, I missed
most of the movie. Since that very first time, I have noticed our hands on many
occasions; at the beach when you tried to keep me upright in rough waves,
across a candlelit table at dinner, entwined at the alter on our wedding,
crunched during labor at our children’s births. Through the years more and more
lines have appeared on those intertwined hands, each line a testament to what
we have experienced together, what we have held each other hands through and I
smile. True the hands are not as young as they used to be, but their comforting
strength will never diminish.
Your Next Challenge is:
One time my best friend and I…
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.