Elizabeth: Friday Story Time and Sprints

Happy (almost) Friday.  For those of you NaNo-ing this month, we’re more than halfway through which, if all is progressing as it should, means a word count of over 25,000.  Quite an achievement.  Some of us (*cough, cough*) may not have been quite that successful thus far, but sometimes it’s about the journey, not the destination.

Speaking of destinations, if California is in your travel plans, you may want to reconsider.  The state is still on fire and the air smokey, even outside my office window,  although the closest fire is over a hundred miles away.  If you know any good rain-dances, maybe now would be the time to give one a try.

I have one more day of work to finish up before kicking off a full week off.  Yay!  Not only will there be Thanksgiving turkey somewhere along the way (and maybe pecan pie if I’m really lucky), but I’m expecting to get a lot of writing done, since I’ll be staying indoors where the air is a little clearer.  Always a bright side.

Before I dive into my current manuscript, I think I’ll start things out by giving today’s story prompt a try.

Care to join me?

For those of you working away on a story (whether a first draft or a polished version on its way to publication), we’d love to hear a bit – whether it’s a scene, a paragraph, or even a phrase that you are especially pleased with and would like to share.

If you don’t have a story in progress, or just want to work on something new, maybe today’s writing prompt will catch your creative fancy.  I’m really amazed with all of the creative stories that  have been posted recently.  It’s great to see so many folks playing along.


Here we go:

“Everything that can go wrong, does go wrong, when the newlyweds host a dinner party”

Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:

horseplay         melody          ambitious       hunt

prophecy          bloat               serum               ash 

pest                    soup                grey                  phonograph

bovine                eruption         allergic           bourbon 

Whether you’re sharing a bit of your current work or writing something fresh based on the writing prompt, we hope you’ll join us for today’s Story Time.

Happy writing to all!

2 thoughts on “Elizabeth: Friday Story Time and Sprints

  1. Shoot! I have to miss today, Elizabeth. I’m leaving town tomorrow at the crack of dawn, and today I have critique group (no pages from me, alas! and I have not finished the group’s pages, either) and packing and taking out the trash, and the like.

    I hope you and everyone out there in 8LWland has exactly the Thanksgiving holiday they want (and if you don’t celebrate it, think about starting—it’s a good one, all about the food and friends), and I’ll see you at the sprints when I get back!

  2. Sorry to hear you won’t be able to play along today, Kay, but hope you have a great trip, including good friends and wonderful food.

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