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Monday, August 19, 2013
August 19th Challenge
it’s Christina –
Monday, so back to the real world. Vacation is over and the “To Do” list is a
bit overwhelming. I might actually make a physical “To Do” list so I can keep
on track or I very well may lose my mind over the next five days.
is supposed to be my critique group, but I’m not sure if I will be able to fit
it in to the schedule. I’m going to try though, just for a sanity break if
nothing else. The critique group is an eclectic bunch and I really enjoy their
company as well as their comments. I have been spoon feeding them chapters of
Simply by Chance every session and have actually been implementing their
suggestions. It has been very beneficial and I hope the suggestions I am making
on their respective works is helpful to them as well. I’m not sure if I will be
able to continue with the group for much longer if I get a similar program
running at my local library. Hopefully, if I can’t, I will figure out some way
to keep in touch with the group, and maybe some of the folks who live close
will come to my library’s writers’ workshop and critique group. I really need
to sit down with the director and hammer out all the details or I will never
get the project off the ground!
you have had several days to come up with things to do while stuck in the house
on a rainy day. Did you come up with something fun?
you have a wonderful day and happy writing!
Your Last Challenge was:
You’re stuck in the house on a rainy day.
I didn’t even have to
open my eyes and look outside to know I wasn’t going anywhere today. The low
rumble of thunder and the repetitive patter of rain hitting my window was what
woke me. Perhaps I should just stay in bed and sleep away the day. No, that won’t
do. The kids will be up and complaining they’re bored. What can we do to keep
them entertained? If I let them, they’ll sit in front of the idiot box all day.
It would make things easier on me, but that’s a cop-out. There’s cards, but
that will last exactly one game, so forty-five minutes to an hour. Woohoo. They’re
not ones for Yatzee or board games, so they’re out. Ooo, I know! A few months
ago I bought dye and I have those t-shirts I still haven’t returned. We’ll tie-dye.
It will probably make a holy mess, but who cares? It will keep us occupied for
a few hours and the kids will have something to show for the day. Now I’m
excited to get this rainy day started.
Next Challenge is:
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.