List for creativity

Everyday Inspiration

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?


Goals and schedules

In the third assignment of writing 101 we were supposed to commit to a writing schedule. See I am more of a free bird and very organic in writing … no outlines, just off the top of my head in the heat of the moment so to speak. But since I was not really accomplishing anything that way. I decided to try it the other way. So I sat down and figured out what I need to do to fulfill the goals I had set for my self.

  • A minimum of one hour of productive writing a day… this would be where I started something wrote for an entire hour.
  • Two short stories (ready for submission) a month
  • A minimum of 20 blog post. – This one is going to be the easiest of all of them, at least while I am part of the writing 101.
  • I would like to write two novels in a year- since I am committed to NaNoWriMo I will for sure make one.

My concern for the blog after I finish lead me to create another schedule. (lets see how these go)

  1. Mechanics Monday- focusing on the how to, getting feedback  and post on things like plot, characterization, settings.
  2. Toss Up Tuesday- anything goes here
  3. Humorous Humpday- I am working on writing comedy, and trust me when I say its a work in very slow progress.
  4. Time Travel Thursday – About a year ago I started a “blog a book” after taking a class. It was a good premise but life, and excuses got in the way. I am taking the project out of mothballs and starting it again. “Who’s Who by Father Time.”
  5. Fanfiction Friday- my guilty pleasures.
  6. Social Saturday- The day I find other blogs and highlight them on my site. I am hoping to get other authors to co-host a post or two.
  7. Short Story Sunday – these are short stories, that I write. Some of them will be already submitted but rejected. Others I will just write and post just for the love. 🙂