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.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
July 31st Challenge
it’s Christina –
31st, and I made it through alive! Still doing the happy dance over
here. Although I hit the 50K at five-fifteen yesterday, I still plan on writing
all day today and then posting my numbers then. Corporate Blues is still not
finished, so the more I do, the closer it will be to being complete, because
after today, I’m going to be working exclusively on the piece for the other
author. I want to have it back in her hands by Friday, Monday the latest.
next three weeks are going to be so packed full of things that need to get
done, I am going to need another vacation come September. My car needs to be
registered and inspected, plus the maintenance light came on so it needs its
oil changed too; the girls need to get their hair cut and eye doctor
appointments; we have to arrange “play dates” with all the folks who want to
see my daughter before she leaves for college, who can’t make it to her going
away picnic on the 21st, which I also need to plan; we need to do a
Costco run to get all the last mega supplies for college, Motrin, Lactaid, Cold
Medicine, etc.; pack for vacation, leave at 3 am to go on vacation, come home
and wash clothes from vacation, then repack and head to college; and there’s a
concert today and another beach trip on Monday; and finally, both the car and
the house need to be cleaned. Jimminies, I need a nap just from writing it all
God I didn’t try to squeeze the book signing in there as well! With all that,
there might not be daily writing
challenges, but I will make every effort to get something up. This would be a
REALLY great time for suggestions from the readers. I would welcome the help!
I’ve got to get this show on the road. I need to pick up my niece at 8:30 to
bring her to work because her mom has a doctor’s appointment. It’s funny,
because tonight I have to pick up my nephew from work because my sister-in-law
is running in twelve different directions at once as usual, and she can’t
juggle enough to be able to get him by nine. I don’t know how she does all that
she does. She has three very active kids, is a troop leader, heads up various
committees, plus I’m sure several other things I don’t know about. If you look
at her wall calendar, you cannot see an inch of free space. Every day has
multiple things written on it. God bless her, I couldn't keep up the pace she does, that's for sure!
I get distracted by shiny objects easily. On to the challenges. Have a great
Your Last Challenge was:
I don’t think I will ever get used to
this. It’s not even nine o’clock and there isn’t a soul around. This is a town
where they literally roll up their sidewalks at night. You would think I would
see a pizza delivery guy or even someone else walking a dog like I am, but no.
It will be just like every other night, like I’m walking through a ghost town.
I guess it is kind of nice, peaceful
really. Gives me time to think and unwind at the end of the day. It’s just so
strange though. There hasn’t been any real crime in this town in, well,
forever. Believe me, I checked before moving here. The police blotter section
in the local paper has stories like ‘The Emery’s cat got stuck in the drain
pipe – Found cold and wet, but now home safe with his family’ or ‘Police intervened
when an argument erupted after Tommy Griffin’s dog was caught relieving himself
on Mr. Peterson’s prized petunias – Tommy was remorseful and offered to mow Mr.
Peterson’s lawn as compensation’. And it’s not like I moved to an area where
the average age is a hundred and two; sure there are some older folks, but
there a people my age, young families, teenagers, little kids. If I was taking
this walk at six o’clock instead of nine o’clock, I would be tripping over
people. I just don’t understand, and I’d feel real silly asking if that’s just
the way things are around here.
Not 100% sure where that story was
going, but things just seemed a little too perfect, didn’t they?
Next Challenge is:
I really just see that?
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.