Archive for November 16th, 2009
Oliver muttered and moaned. He grumbled and groaned. No matter what he was not going back to that place. It was not safe for a little turkey like him. Not with Thanksgiving in a few days.
“This place. It has everything I need,” he said.
How? Who? What? When? Where? and Why? By Peg Finley
A writer ponders How? Who? What? When? Where? and Why?
Who are my main characters and what will they try?
When did they feel sad and start to begin to cry?
Where were they when they feared they’d die?
Why did this all happen? A writer might sigh.
How can they solve their conflict and say good-bye?
I’m passed the first phase of acceptance for a nonfiction submission for an online children’s magazine, one which I really love. Keeping my fingers crossed.
I have an article on my writing journey in The Writer Within coming out in December.
I’m on Day 16 and haven’t missed a day in the PiBoIdMo Challenge. I am so psyched. I know I will be participating next year.
My critique groups worked hard all year and we’ve decided to take December off so we can enjoy our families during the holidays. For some, we’ll work on our writing in the quiet times.
The blog which started as something I might do once in a while, just had its 1026 view. This month I’ve had 325 views alone so far. It is steadily growing and I am grateful for all those who take the time to come and read.
As Thanksgiving approaches, I am reflecting a little more about the things I have to be appreciative of in my life. I have so many things to be thankful for that if I listed each one, I could go on for quite some time.
At the top of my list is my family and friends. In times when I want to cry, they are there to lend an ear and a shoulder as I vent. In times of joy, they laugh alongside of me. When I’m acting like a fool, as I sometimes do, they keep me in check.
Each and every moment they support and love me in my personal life as well as in my writing journey. I am so blessed, even if I don’t always acknowledge the blessing. Thanks to all my dear family and friends I make it through.
If you are like most writers, finding time to writer isn’t easy, but it can be done.
Ask yourself, do you get up before everyone else in your household? If so, why not get up a half hour earlier and use that time to write? A half hour per day for five days adds up to 150 minutes or 2 ½ hours per week.
Not a morning person, don’t sweat it. You can stay up a half hour later than everyone else and write. Make it a habit. You’ll be surprised how much you can accomplish.
*Disclaimer: Stories based on the exact set of words, names and attached graphics are already in the works.
Freddie leapt onto the lily pad. Her knees knocked. She took a long deep breath and croaked as loud as she could. Croak!
“That’s not loud enough to be heard across the pond,” said her friend Frankie. “Do it louder!”
CROAK! Freddie croaked even louder.
“That isn’t loud enough to let anyone know about the danger,” chided Frankie.
“Then I just have to swim across the pond and tell everyone,” Freddie said. “Then everyone will know about the crocodile in our pond.”
“Won’t that be dangerous?” asked Frankie, her eyes getting wider.