Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprint

Happy Friday!  For those of you who are participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I hope your writing is off to a good start and you get your 6,667 words (more or less) on the page before the day is out.

I’m not NaNoWriMo-ing this year, though I have in the past, with 2 1/2 completed manuscripts to show for it.  This year, with a high-energy puppy in the house–who thinks all time should be spent either eating, sleeping, or playing fetch–writing has had to take a temporary back seat.  Best of luck to all of you writing out there!  I’m hoping to do a delayed NaNoWriMo in February, when the demands on my time have slowed a bit (fingers-crossed).

Meanwhile, I’m currently bundled up on the couch while working, since the house thermostat registered 56 degrees this morning.  Fortunately, the puppy is cuddled up next to me asleep and radiating like a little living space heater.  I have a full work-day ahead of me, but this evening I’ll be giving this week’s writing prompt and 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 either today’s random words or writing prompt will catch your creative fancy.


Prompt:  Once upon a time . . . 

Feel free to interpret the prompt any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:   

          charismatic          couch             ornamental        blaze

          twelve                   drunk             feather               curse

          crust                     baffling           ceramic             parrot

          accomplice           wisdom           lovesick             copper

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 writing prompts.  Ideas are always welcome.

Happy writing to all!

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