Thursday, June 19, 2014

Just Write

Today I'm off to write something new and post it online before midnight. Everyone inclined to do the same is invited to join me.



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My link: Bequest part 1

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15 comments:

  1. This picture... So many feels. I shall be posting again later on today with my own little blurb. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

    - SteferstheGreat

    http://52WeeksofWordage.blogspot.com
    http://HappyAdventureTimeKorea.wordpress.com

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    1. Our pleasure, Stefers - and thanks for joining in. :)

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  2. I know this isn't what we've been writing, but I needed to write this. I've been avoiding it for a while. Maybe it helped to just face my feelings rather than bottle them up. Being a grown up sucks.

    http://www.nycorson.com/uncategorized/life-facing-death/

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    1. There are no rules on what to write, Melisa, and I thought your piece was very honest and quite moving. I went through much the same experience with my dad, and slowly losing him to Alzheimer's was almost unbearable at times. It helps to write about it, particularly when there is so much to say that can't be said out loud, if that makes sense.

      Stay strong and make every moment count while you can. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

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    2. Melisa, that was a very powerful piece, honest and very moving. I went through the same thing 11 years ago this week, with my dad dying from a terminal illness at age 73. I remember helping this formerly strong and fit man hobble to the bathroom, he had lost so much weight and was down to largely getting his calories from ensure. I second Lynn, make each moment count. Thinking of you and your family.

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    3. Thanks both of you. I think it helped to face my emotions rather than just burying them. The roller coaster is exhausting, but at the same time I don't want to miss even a second of it.

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  3. If it's Thursday, it must be fresh fiction. I thought I'd wrap up today, but have one more installment to go. At any rate, here's today's installment of "A Gremlin Kind of Night":

    http://www.daleivansmith.com/thursday-fiction-a-gremlin-kind-of-night-4/

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    1. Oh, things are really getting good now. Cheesiest Superman still has me giggling.

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  4. Dale I loved your previous Gremlin installment and I look forward to reading the next one when I wake up tomorrow morning. For now it's bed time!

    And Lynn, I went through The Cellar Story and want more! Was upset not to see a fourth installment this week, but I look forward to reading something fresh tomorrow as well :) I'll be sure to comment!

    As for my next installment to "The Keeper" or "The Dragon's Keeper" (not sure yet), see the link below. Like Dale, I think I have one more Thursday to go and this story will be all wrapped up.

    Check it out!: http://busywritingnothing.blogspot.ca/

    And see the post below it for Part I if you're at all interested. Cheers :)

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    1. Wow, you got a lot done on the story this week, Dustin -- great installment.

      I put the cellar story aside for a week so I could let it percolate for a bit longer. I do want to write more, but I'm worried if I continue it will end up becoming a novel. :) Anyway, if I am going to write more I'll hit it again this coming Thursday.

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    2. Thanks, Dustin! I'm looking forward to catching up on your story, too, as well as Lynn's.

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    3. Lynn, you're right about your Cellar Story...it smells like a novel, tastes like a novel and reads like one. Seems you need to finish it now ;) Thursday project, woohoo!\

      And Dale, your writing makes me laugh, in the good way. I have a lot of fun reading your stuff. New fan here!

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    4. It wants to be a novel, Dustin. I sat down last night to edit it and it started popping out in more ideas for new scenes. Is there such a thing as novel measles?

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  5. Sigh.
    It's just a beginning...but better a little late? :/
    And love the chair, lol.
    http://raineweaver.com/secretgarden/cold-reading/




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    1. Hey, quit kicking yourself. You can't have a story without a beginning. Unless you're a literary writer, in which case you wouldn't be here. :) I like what you got and I want to read more.

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