Greetings, dear poets and storytellers. I hope you had a
good week and a better weekend. Around my bit of the world, things are
getting cooler—something my hot flashes and I have been celebrating. There are
so many things to like about this time of year. And not just when it comes to
temperatures, but also when it comes to writing. If you are one of those mythological
ink slingers with the discipline to complete a 50K word manuscript in 30 days, then November is your month. Anyone doing NaNoWriMo this year? I am not.
I don’t think I have what it takes to participate in
NaNoWriMo, not properly. I could write every day for a month. But as much as I love
discussing words and writing with other writers, chatting about what I have written
and posting my progress is beyond me. I tried it once, and got sick of it after
a few days. I will try to work every day on my current work in progress, but
that’s as far as I’ll go.
On a note a bit closer to home, this is our penultimate
Writers’ Pantry before we transition to one post per week (on Fridays).
Rosemary will host the last Writers’ Pantry on October 31st. Rommy
will be hosting the last Weekly Scribblings next week, and as our last Wednesday
prompt, she will ask us to “write about something we really enjoyed
in childhood – a toy, a book, a place, a movie – anything that held a place in
your heart back then.”
By the way, my darling writers, if you ever get the urge to post midweek and want a prompt, I suggest you try The Twiglets (Tuesdays), The Whirligig (Wednesday), or Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie (they offer prompts every day of the week).
But today is for the Pantry! So, let’s share prose or poetry.
Let your contributions be new or old, short or longish (if going for prose, the word count should be 369 words
or fewer). One link per participant. Visit other writers. Delight in their words. Tell them about said delight.
Thanks, Magaly. Ha, I once did NaNoWriMO. Getting to be quite a few years back now. I had fun, got fatter, finished the right number of words –and confirmed that I am no novelistReplyDelete
I, too, finished the right number of words once, but they were not exactly great words *cough*. Now I'm wondering if the ordeal affected my waistline or not. LOL!Delete
Andrew was alive then. He took over most of the housework, and kept up a supply of coffee and chocolates to keep me awake to write. I'm sure it was the chocolate that did it – that and sitting at my desk for so many hours every day.Delete
NaNoWriMo Anyone? I assume the pros outweigh the cons but not for me, thanks. :) Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!ReplyDelete
You aren't alone in your assumption, methinks. May your Sunday be glorious!Delete
Ah for changes: thanks for the heads up.ReplyDelete
Thanks hyperlinks to other prompt sites were we to broaden horizons
You're welcome, Gillena. Have a great day.Delete
Good day, Poets & Storytellers!ReplyDelete
No NaNoWriMo for me! Guess don't have that stamina. Yet.
However i am seriously considering writing a short story for the 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. I can handle 2K (min) to 5K (max) words. And the prize money is quite eye-watering. But i still have no idea of what to write.
I hear you. NaNoWriMo's pressure isn't for me either. The intent is good--writing every day is a very good thing. But I don't enjoy the constant buzz. I enjoy reading what others write, but I don't always write well with others.Delete
Best of lucky with the short story event. I know you can do it! I don't know what sort of stories they are looking for, but I always enjoy your poems that explore your relationship with your family and with your city. I think those would make a great story.
Happy Sunday to all! ✍❤ReplyDelete
Morning writers! I am sharing poetry today with The Sunday Musers! No thirty day commitments for me, I barely escaped with my sanity this past April.ReplyDelete
I completely understand. That much anxiety isn't good for our health, or for other people's survival. 😁Delete
Oh, no, not me! It's enough to do a poem a day in April, without the stress of an entire coherent novel! I didn't know you had to share progress, that would put me off completely, even if I weren't inclined to do it already. Wednesday's prompt sounds promising.ReplyDelete
You are a very sensible lady.Delete
Only two left. Thought I’d join in… Happy Sunday sll.ReplyDelete
Yes, only this Writers' Pantry and then one more. But after that, we'll still have Fridays.Delete
I'm a little late to the party with another day at the farm(ish).ReplyDelete
I don't think I could do the NaNoWriMo as I get interrupted with other things too often. As in last week I spent two days getting my son's sewer line cleared out. It's not that I like to get my hands dirty but if I can save him a few thousand dollars, I'll do it.
I have a presentation this week at our local library on Wednesday (I'll write of the details on my next piece) - wish me luck!
Cheers to all!
Your son is very lucky. And you are a great that. That's a sensible reason not to do NaNoWriMo.Delete
Can't wait to read about your presentation!
Good luck,Joel! Though I think anyone as resourceful as you hardly needs it. I too will eagerly await details of your presentation.Delete