Wednesday, February 3, 2016

365 Days of Writing Prompts #34

A genie has granted your wish to build your perfect space for reading and writing. What's it like?

The perfect space for reading is basically this apartment, right here, right now, where I live. I guess to create the perfect space for writing, though, it would be the same thing, just with no other responsibilities so I can focus on writing.

My heart is really not in these posts at the moment. I'm so busy and don't really have time to focus on these in the morning when I need to be focusing on work. I don't really feel like doing this right now, because I feel like just lying on the couch and reading. But here I am, trying really hard to write every day, to follow through on the 365 writing prompts, and it's a struggle. But at least I got something down today.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

365 Days of Writing Prompts #33

"Think global, act local." Write a post connecting a global issue to a personal one.

LOL that this question is being posed to a vegan. Let's talk about climate change, shall we? Every single personal choice I make is a global choice.

My heart is not in these prompts. At least I lasted the first month. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

Monday, February 1, 2016

365 Days of Writing Prompts #32

Invent a definition for the word "flangiprop;" then use the word in a post.

This is a stupid prompt. I've said that a few times about these prompts.

I recently learned about Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Hit Record project. A kind of promo video was making its way around facebook, and I just started watching the first season on Netflix. I might sign up for Hit Record, quit with the prompts here, and get my prompts there instead. I still intend to write daily, just in a different venue with a different purpose. I think Hit Record is more in line with my long term goals for my writing, and the prompts are much more interesting than this. So, we'll see.
365 Days of Writing Prompts #31

Remember yesterday, when your home was on fire and you got to save five items? That means you left a lot of stuff behind. What are the things you wish you could have taken, but had to leave behind?

Full disclosure: I did not have time to write yesterday. I woke up at 6am, hit the road at 7am, spent the day in Brooklyn shopping and eating with my Vegan Lady Gang, got home around 11pm, and fell right to sleep.

That being said, I LOVE this prompt and am so relieved that now I can save the rest of my vintage lamps, all of my Pyrex, gifts from students from years ago, my Doc Martens, my laptop (which is owned by the school I work for, I'm sure they'd be thrilled if I save it, my grandmother's artwork, my great-grandfather's artwork, my phone (duh), my tempurpedic mattress, my week-at-a-glance paper & pencil calendar....

Hell, I'd save everything. Because here's the thing, I'm pretty minimalist. The things I own are things I really do love. It took me a long time to pare it all down and I really enjoy everything I still own.