Day two assignment. Compile a list to open the doors of creativity. (Here is what they suggested: things I like, things I learned, things I wish, and lastly things I am good at.) Funny thing is I had already done that for the year. Well not their list but stuff I had seen, thought about as far as articles, stories or post. See one of my goals were 240 post for the year. Let me rewind. My six goals for 2017 feed each other.
1. Write at least an hour a day 2. post a minimum of 240 post
3. write a minimum of 2 short stories a month 4. Work on and complete at least 1 of my 60k stories
5 Enter at least 3 writing contest 6 Submit 1 work at least 3 places.
So as you can tell if I write the hour a day I will have no problem with the short stories of the 60k work. The short stories will feed part of the 240 posts as well as the hour a day. And I know me.. If I took the easy way out with a post a day (365) I would use my hour two write those. So back to my assignment the list. As I said I wanted at least a hundred words to use a prompts for the 240 post so I could finish that goal. (Although it kind of worked out to one post 5 days a week)
I am not going to post the entire 100 here because I don’t want you to get bored but maybe a sampling so I can create some anticipation.
1.Rivalry 2. Obsession 3. Dead Wrong 4.Judgment 5. Never again 6. Forever and a day 7. Knowing how 8. Everyday Magic 9. Stirring of the wind 10.Dangerous Territory 11. Irregular orbit 12. Unsettling Revelations 13.Summer Haze 14.Change in the weather 15. Only Human 16. Nowhere and Nothing
I think out of that list the one that I went hmmm about was forever and a day. I know, why right? I grew up with the expression. I had always heard it said and never seen it written … and when it was said growing up in the south mostly it was always slurred slightly to foreverina day. Like a time. “your taking forever in a day.” When someone said it correctly to me it was like a light bulb went off. Forever and 1 day. Otherwise thought of as infinity. Or was the person saying forever and 1 day not 2 or 3 days.
What are some phrases that you heard all your life and then you heard them a different way and it totally changed everything you thought about that phrase?