Leslie said, “this is how it’s done.”
No Mom! Said Jake, THIS is how it’s done!”
Now wait, says Grandma, this is how it’s REALLY done!”
(Videography by Joscelyn Studios)
Reviewing this blog, I’ve noticed that I haven’t been very faithful. So, I thought that, perhaps, you’d like to know how I myself am doing at this fiction writing exercise. I’m interested in knowing what my readers are doing. Are you writing? Has the challenge tickled your imagination yet?
I admit, I haven’t written daily. Out of all of my resources of books to grab sentences from, they all seemed to identify the book itself. I know that, should I pursue any intentions, too, I have to rewrite that first sentence, so as to not to plagarize.
Here is what has happened so far…
The story of a small boy sitting in a tree, deciding the things that should be…
Houses shuttering their windows against the dust of the hot dry summer sun, taking their nap…
The rain set in early that night…
He picked up a copy of the early edition and studied the front page…
What I find most interesting is that each of the stories ended up with an entirely different take than what I had thought they’d end up being. Then I wonder how in the world I came up with THAT?
These are all rough (very rough) drafts, but eventually I will come up, I believe, with something to construct my very own novel with. Even if I don’t, the exercise is a lot of fun. But like all exercise, it does take discipline and consistency in order to get results!
Snippet article in “The Week” regarding literal lunar travel–the federal government approved the first private space mission to the moon. Moon Express is a Florida based company and it hopes to put a lander on the lunar surfaces in 2017. Believe it or not, there was even mention of eventual plans to mine the moon for rare elements and metals. What?! Are you kidding? Don’t mess with the moon! We have enough tsunamis, el-Ninos, etc. to think about, and if you mess with it, it will surely mess with us!
In other equally important news, the federal government has stated that there is little evidence that regular flossing helps prevent tooth decay, another snippet states. So, all of those scowls from our hygienist are all for naught, it’s not our fault for not flossing! (Darn! I have read this report just after I have promised my hygienist that I would be a more faithful flosser!)
“What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think…you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after our own, but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”
I’ve learned a lot. I’m learning more every day. These are not necessarily in the order of importance, just what comes to mind:
I have chosen not to grant opinion here on a lot of things, I just like to “put them out there.” I think people need to learn to think for themselves. I think we need to watch and listen.
One more thing:
Jon Katz writes:
“when the soul awakens, the search begins and there is no turning back…you are on fire, and the world is suddenly ablaze with light and love…you will sing a different song…the sleeping souls will not hear you, understand you, and you cannot hear or understand them, their news and anger and ritual is a babble, a mystical tongue, a distant roar. You will live your life outside of the tent, listening to the sounds of the circus…you are on the spiritual path. And it can never end, only catch a different train to eternity.”