Welcome to another Friday. Hope your week has been a good one or at least a trauma-free one. Mine had a very busy start, but is having a relaxing end due to two days off from work.
Part of my “follow-through” goal this year includes following through on scheduling, and more importantly taking, days off work on a regular basis. An unfortunate Catch-22 situation about having been at a company for a long time is that you tend to earn a lot of paid-time-off, but it can be very difficult to ever take any of it.
A recent New York Times article touted the benefits of time off (see quote below), so I’m doing my best to change my long-hour-working ways and start building time off into the schedule. I’m feeling more creative already!
“[time off] literally makes us more creative, better at problem-solving, better at coming up with creative ideas.”
Now that I an well-rested with two fun-filled days of doing virtually nothing under my belt, I’m going to take advantage of my increased creativity and give today’s writing prompt and/or random words 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), 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 random words and writing prompt will catch your creative fancy.
What if: “Your character has to deal with a difficult client?
Feel free to interpret the “What if” any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
bulldog undersea grill moonbeam
lonesome chain ambush detox
facade bluntness miserable injury
wealthy audience entertain cynical
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!