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.