Congratulations for making it through yet another week. Hope yours has been a good one or at least one with more positives than negatives.
Among other things this week, I listened to a complete audio book for the first time.
Surprising, right? While I love reading and enjoyed being read to as a kid, it turns out I’m just not that big a fan of audio books. Since the book I was “reading” had a smattering of foreign words in it, it was helpful to hear them pronounced (since I was clueless), but it was challenging to figure out who was speaking sometimes, despite the skill of the narrator (who had a lovely voice).
I’m thinking audio recordings won’t be replacing my physical books any time soon.
Now that the audio book is finished and I have not yet picked up the next book off the TBR pile, it’s a perfect time to take a break and work on getting some of my own words on the page.
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.
This week’s random words and story prompt come to us courtesy of The Ripped Bodice’s Summer Reading Bingo card, which we talked about on Wednesday. You may not have a chance to read your way to a “bingo” but perhaps you can write your way there.
What if: “Your character went on an unexpected road-trip ?”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
beach neighbor atheist paranormal
assassin elope grandparent flower
dragon kilt cowboy sassy
tarot prom wine costume
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!