This week started with a twisted ankle and is ending with a multi-day mail server outage at work – someone must have released a bucket of negative energy into the universe. Hopefully next week will be better. True it starts with Tax Day (in the U.S.), but that means it can only improve, right?
Although this week has been a bit of a loss, the weekend should make up for it. The cloudy grey weather of today is supposed to transform into clear skies and sunshine. Perfect for my plans which include a band, a parade, and an adorable dog or two.
Theoretically my plans should also include some writing time, but we’ll have to wait and see how that goes. I have a stack of books from the library, as well as The Lion in Winter DVD, so there will be some tough choices to make. Especially since there are those pesky taxes to finalize as well.
I was able to spend at least a little time brainstorming about today’s writing prompt while working out at the gym earlier today and would like to get those ideas down in writing before theyfall completely out of my head . . . as my ideas often do. I’m determned to set aside at least a short bit of writing time before I get distracted by something else bright and shiny.
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.
What if: “Your character witnessed a crime?”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
heavyset hopscotch chameleon boast
ashes dignitary barricade farm
thunder camel prophecy puppet
loudspeaker practical grizzly signal
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!