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Maass Prompts, My Reckless Journal and the WIP
When Sally Quiller set a challenge she made it big: 100K in 100 days. Over on her blog, Quiller's Place -View From The Shed she outlined her vision. It didn't matter what you wrote but it did matter that you wrote regularly.
2012 is different
This is day three, I have added 2, 700 words to my wip.
Every morning, I get a text full of inspirational prompts.
As one of my challenges for 2012 is to write regularly and recklessly, every day ;) I have created new ideas or written freely in response to one of the writing prompts.
I have made my lunch time the time to write wild.
Today, I spent ten minutes writing in response to Prompt 3.
The new buds push the old
leaves from the bough.
We drop our youth behind us
like a boy
Throwing away his toffee-wrappers.
We never see the flower,
But only the fruit in the flower;
never the fruit,
But only the rot in the fruit.
We look for marriage bed
In the baby's cradle,
we look for
the grave in the bed:
But rising dead.
(From Rising Five by Norman Nicholson)
No Last in, First out: blow.
I am fresh.
Now is here.
Let youth slide in and all the way by
they were days of insecurity dressed in spots.
I won't bring that boy with me.
What would I do with him, now I'm the man?
I tear through packages to find brief pleasures but it ain't toffee wrappers I throw behind me.
No trip-trap tapping here, I'm a dull fun fan.
What I take is tasty.
Consumption is the juice that fuels but I ain't going to pay.
I don't need relationship rot: that has freshness like irradiated preservatives and a paint on shine.
But, I see marriage: different needs together playing the genetic lottery. When I'm ringing, I'll hold what's mine and reach for more. I want Little Me with reassurances, I won't wait to look for my shade in his eye or watch his nose as he grows. What is this living thing?
Living is fighting.
Slow or hard, life is fighting death.
IS 2012 SHAPING UP TO BE ANY DIFFERENT?
Half by accident, I am keeping a writing journal.
Some entries are words, some are phrases or complete sentence but others are longer responses to Quiller's writing prompts.
Tomorrow, I start my writing course.
I'm having fun and drinking water - but they are from a different set of resolutions ;)
HOW DO YOU HOPE 2012 WILL BE DIFFERENT?