Some writing prompts inspire, others leave me cold. For example, no matter how much I thought about Vita.mn’s “choose your own adventure” prompt, I couldn’t come up with a thing. I don’t find structure inspiring I guess. It’s not a jumping off point.
Revolver’s “the city was in a mild state of ache” was weirdly inspiring, and an oddly placed letter (misspelling anyone?) in my first line sent me off in a direction I didn’t expect.
The former prompt was for a no-fee contest with a $1,000 possible reward. The latter promises publication to the winner, no money, but given the structure of the contest, one is instantly published on Facebook. So why couldn’t I bite the bullet and come up with something, anything for the possible monetary prize?
Who knows. It’s the nature of the muse. Wish writing were a piece of cake. A luscious, chocolate, calorie-free piece of cake.
If you have been waiting for a fascinating, entertaining blog post that will give you the inside skinny on surprising new developments in my life, and how those newsworthy items are relevant to YOU, well I’m here to shed a little light on the situation.
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I learned that my debut mystery, Washed Up, has been named a Midwest Book Award Finalist in the Mystery/Thriller category.
Wow! I’m thrilled. Winners to be announced on May 9. Wish me luck!
And congratulations to all the other finalists.