Here on the blog we are ending the week with some virtual champagne and high-fives to celebrate our own Jilly Wood’s final in the RWA Golden Heart contest.
*cue applause here*
The list of finalists for the Golden Heart (un-published) and RITA (published) contests were posted on-line Thursday morning and it was great to see a familiar name on the list.
Several of us will be in New York later this year at the annual conference, cheering her on (and living vicariously) as the award winners are announced.
In the meantime, all this excitement, as well as the publication progress several other Eight Ladies have made, is providing a healthy dose of motivation to stop procrastinating and start consistently getting some words on the page. If only there weren’t so many other entertaining distractions!
To wake up my creativity and get it back in working order, I’ll be giving today’s writing prompt a try after I get home from work.
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), if you’re not feeling random, 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, I hope today’s story prompt and/or random words will catch your creative fancy.
Astute readers will have noticed that the random words below are the same words we had last week. That is intentional. Michaeline suggested that the word set would work well with a “circus” prompt and I thought that was a great idea.
What if: “Your character joined the circus?”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
overboard flirtation bleeding bloom
muscular sideshow ghoul tennis
hustle festival sparkler crushing
photograph serum peepshow zipper
I look forward to seeing your stories in the comments. If you’re not feeling in the writing mood today, or don’t have time, feel free to post suggestions you might have for future “what-if” prompts. Ideas are always welcome.
Happy writing to all!