Friday, November 1, 2019

NaBloPoMo - Day 1 - The Prompt

Every year I've thought about doing NaNoWriMo aka National Novel Writing Month where the challenge is to write a novel in 30 days.... yeah, given my schedule, not going to happen.  But, I think I might be able to manage the Writer in Motion challenge to write a short story in a month.  Today we received the prompt and are challenged to write a short story based on the prompt.

Seeing the picture above, I have a ton of ideas rolling around in my head. For today, I am just going to sit and ponder my choices... romance, adventure, action...? All good thoughts... maybe something historical, or sci-fi..? Hmm... I think the biggest challenge will be learning to only make one space after a period. Who thought of this? I am old school and learned to type on a typewriter... with real RIBBON..! No corrections here. There was a lot of crossing out or using... gasp... white-out! Remember that stuff?

Any way, once a week I'll post a link to my story if you so choose to read it... if not, I'll be making a daily blog post about this and that and whatever is going on in my life at the moment... enjoy...!  Oh, and if I have too many spaces after a period... get over it!


betty said...

I look forward to reading your story. I too don't know when the 1 space after a period came to be. I just realized typing this comment I've only done 1 period but I think that is out of laziness other than any format issue. I will say that the platform used for my former job did have 2 periods and they thought they were the "grammar police." You have an interesting prompt with so many ways it can go. It will be interesting to see what way you got.

And because I'm keeping it not to public on Facebook but more so on my blog, my "crisis" this past week was I got fired from my job due to quality. Its a long complicated story. I'm guilty of errors made in a terrible system but I feel I was wrongly terminated. I am pursuing what the next course of action is. Thanks for your support!

And get writing!


Lori said...

Oh my goodness, me too!! It took me forever to stop putting TWO spaces after a period. If I am writing anything for work or any business correspondence, I still use two spaces. So you will not get any negative feedback from me!!

Looking forward to reading your posts this month and your weekly short story. I know I couldn't make the time to do that. I have done NaNoWriMo in past years, but as I get older putting forth the effort to do that kind of writing seems to be harder and harder for me, so I know not to commit.

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