Sunday, March 22, 2015

CREEPY - it's true - IT IS the creepiest, I'm told!


That has to be the creepiest scenario you’ve written yet” comments Barb, a reader extraordinaire, and host of the great blog This and That (As I Bounce Thru Life).

Barb left that comment for Shadows On The Track, one of my pieces on my writing blog.

Here’s the photo prompt for that story.

Shadows On The Track (link to story)

I thought I’d bring you up to speed with how that goal of mine is coming along. The one I set in motion back on January 1st. 

You remember it - this one



I haven’t missed a day! Wow - go me! 

Everyday I’ve managed to find TIME, about 40 minutes, to do some writing.

15 minutes to free write from a photo prompt.  (550-650 words)
10 - 15 minutes to clean it up (punctuation, spelling, flow)
10 minutes to post it, then tweet about it.

I tweet each post - I’ve become quite the little song bird, tweeting up a wee storm. All in the name of “read me please”.

Well, seems I am being read. YAY! My views (per Stats) are on the increase and that’s exciting.

The fear of writing these daily posts, which haunted me in January, has disappeared. 

Now, I get excited about what I’m going to see on the page. Truly, some of this stuff I’m writing is as much a surprise to me as it is to my readers. 

They take me 15 minutes to write, but take only 2-3 minutes to read. (I timed it)

Got 2 minutes to spare?  

Take a read of the post that has Barb commenting, “That has to be the creepiest scenario you’ve written yet.”


Wouldn't you agree? Creepy, eh!


Cheers, Jenny

19 comments:

  1. That was an interesting story; I have to agree, a bit creepy! How neat you established a routine that worked with you for your writing and that its one you've been able to maintain and produce good results from!

    betty

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    1. Thanks for reading it Betty.

      I'm pleased I've been able to make time for my writing. I have really enjoyed these 15 minute snippets. They seem to suit my writing style perfectly.

      Thanks for stopping by, much appreciated. xo

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  2. I should be so careful and precise with my time. I squander a lot.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Hello Captain of the Team - how goes? Thanks for squandering a little of your time on me. :) :) :)

      I'm really enjoying the time investment for these little snippets I'm doing. It was tough at first, but now, as I said, I really enjoy seeing what comes from writing with the use of a photo to prompt a story. Rather fun!

      Thanks for dropping in! Cheers, Minion Jenny

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  3. Loved your creepy story! Wow. I can't believe you wrote it fifteen minutes.

    BTW, I saw your comment over on my blog. Thanks for pre-ordering Pre-Fix! :) Also, if you still want to read In a Fix after that (*grin*), I've just been told the Kindle price will be reduced for a while around the time The Big Fix comes out (May 12), so that one should be a real bargain then.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in, Linda, and taking a read of that "creepy" story. I'm often amazed at what 15 minutes can pull out of me with the help of a photo prompt.

      As to In a Fix, I would have no problem paying for it at whatever the current rate it. You're worth it! :)

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    2. Aw, thanks. You're sweet. :)

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  4. Thank you for the shout out Jenny! I have read every single one of your pieces and this one just felt creepy. That's the sign of great writing. You've done really, really well with keeping up with this. The reason I am able to keep up is because it's short, sweet and to the point...except for the cliff hangers!! LOL. Don't stop! Hugs XX

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    1. Yes you have read every one! Which I think is totally amazing. When I read your comment for #80 I was tickled. After writing it I was creeped out with the skin still standing - like what's that all about! LOL

      Due to your wonderful encouragement I am inspired everyday to dig deeper for these little snippets, I never know until I let go what I'll find.

      Thanks again Barb - you rock! Hugs xxoo

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  5. I loved the story! Very well done. And I'm with you - I set time goals. I don't like word count goals. After all, just because I scratched out X amount of words per day doesn't mean any of them are any good (especially if I'm crunching time to make them).

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    1. This exercise of free writing for 15 minutes has allowed me to focus on the writing, as you say, not the word count. I'm always surprised at what I can get on the page in that time though.

      But it's never about the word count - always the content. Sometimes the best stuff is packed in the smallest package - goes with writing too. I like to show, not tell. I hope I accomplish that with these bits.

      Thanks for stopping in and taking a read of that post! :)

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  6. This is a story i want to know more about!! Very eerie and you should be so proud of yourself for writing and now enjoying it so much:)

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    1. Alas, that's all there is, for now. I think some of my 15 minute post will get a revisit at some point.

      Thank you, Birgit, for your kind words - yes, I am proud of myself for sticking to my goal. :) xxoo

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  7. It has been stoic so far JP. I marvel at your abilities to do this day in and day out!

    Bushman
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
    @jwb81074

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    1. Thanks Buddy - your words of encouragement are part of they fuel. :)

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  8. I started writing every day in a journal offline the old fashioned way and I've been doing good. I missed two days but hey it is a start. Good job my new found co-blogger. You have awesome self discipline and write so well!

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    1. I'm slow to getting my replies written - seems I forgot this post. :)
      Journal writing is good, don't stress about missing a few days - life does get in the way. :)

      As with all my writing, I do it for me, and none of it is "law" everything is set as a goal… hopefully an attainable one. :)

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  9. Well, helllllo, Stephen King.
    Only much better looking.

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    1. Hmmm, I've been getting that a lot from Barb, over at WBC, she's got me thinking I actually could write that genre. LOL

      I hope I'm a tad better looking than good old SK - damn, he's really aged, said as I lather myself from head to toe with anti-ageing cream. LOL

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Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts.

I'd give you a penny for them, but alas we just snuffed it out. Yup...gone!
It's all about the nickel now...so at this rate you can leave 5 thoughts!

Cheers, Jenny

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