Happy First Wednesday Again!
It’s the month of hearts and flowers, so you have to love it! Hope you have a lot of love and a lot of happiness for all of these 29 days–those remaining anyway.
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Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
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Has a single photo or work of art ever inspired a story? What was it and did you finish it?
Be sure to stop in and say hi to the co-hosts for the February 5
I’d planned on skipping the question this month, but something called WEP popped up with a theme called The Cafe Terrace, and the badge just happened to have one of my favorite Van Gogh paintings. So guess what? I wrote a story and I’ll put it up for the next Write it. Edit it. Publish It. The story’s not long because the word limit is 1,000 words, but I finished it. So why do this? I have a lot going on–as do most writers–so why write a piece of flash fiction and publish it? First, it’s fun. Second, it’s a challenge to write to a theme. Third, if I’m going to continue to be a writer, I need for people to know me. This is another way for that to happen. And did mention it’s fun?
Donna McDine gave me a lot of space on her blog in January. She INTERVIEWED me and she REVIEWED Not Guilty. Hope you’ll stop in and visit her space. She’s a super author who never stints on supporting others who are trying to show off their books.
On the home front, I’m launching a house remodeling project, not because I want to, but because if I don’t, things like my deck and my roof won’t be my deck or my roof much longer. Long delayed maintenance is in order. Of course, while I’m at it I may as well upgrade just a few items.
Does that sound familiar to people who own houses?
I think the term domino effect might apply. Then there’s also that movie, The Money Pit, to remind me of what I might be in for. So with great dread and apprehension (are those the same?) I’ve hired an architect, lined up possible contractors, and ordered more checks from the bank.
Quote of the Month: “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it.” Jack London