I find myself not really knowing what to write about today. I think I had an idea before I fell asleep last night, but after I woke this morning my thoughts were pretty much focused on trying to decide how long to procrastinate with homework.
I suppose I could talk about my plans for this blog. As you may have noticed, I have finally settled into a pattern. Each day has a specific type of post now, and I am glad I found the pattern so soon in my creation of this blog. The schedule, for those of you who wish only to keep track of a couple days, is as follows:
Sunday: Six Sentence Sunday. I will post six sentences, either random or not (depending on the day) from a piece of my writing. This is not something I created myself, and if you follow the link, you will find that many bloggers participate in this. (There is a chance that I may choose not to do a post for this some Sundays, but those will be explained if the occur.)
Monday: Excerpt or Poem. I’ll be posting an excerpt from a short story or novel that I have written (I might drift into sharing fanfiction, but I doubt it. While it helps me hone my writing skills, being a writer of fanfiction is not something I am entirely proud of) for you to read, or a poem that I’ve done. I welcome any and all comments, whether they be simply ‘Good piece’ ‘This is great but (insert constructive criticism here)’ or a whole mess of critique. If the piece I share from is available online, I will typically share a link so you, my readers, can read the whole thing. Otherwise, you’ll have to wonder.
Tuesday: On this day I will post random blog posts full of useful, or potentially useless, information. These post will not always be related to writing; I could be having a bad day and just need to vent somewhere or be having a wonderful day and need to share it. I may also choose to share artwork I’ve done, or promote other artists I am fond of (both visual and verbal artists). However, the majority of the posts on these days will be related to writing. As I have done in the last couple weeks, they will be tips and tricks I’ve learned over time, thoughts about certain aspects of writing that I want to share, stories about my own experiences, and other various bits and bobs. I may also have guest bloggers on this day. This day is kind of a ‘wild card’ day.
Wednesday: Writing Prompts galore! On this day, I will post a writing prompt of some sort. This could simply be something called a ‘Spark Word’, where I will post a word that is meant to ‘spark’ an idea. It could also be a very elaborate piece of plot I put out, expecting someone to grab hold of it and run. Then again, it could simply be one sentence that I ask be used as the first sentence, and the writer must build from there. I ask that, if anyone chooses to use these prompts, they share them with me. In the comment section, post the link to wherever your piece of writing can be found(DeviantArt, Writing Forums, your own blog, etc.) If you do not have anywhere online to post the writing, you are welcome to either use the comment section to place your story, or email me at: FantasieAutor@gmail.com with either an attachment or the story as the body of the email.
Thursday: On this day I will be participating in Thursday 13. This is not something I created myself, and if you follow the link, you will find that many bloggers participate in this. There are no themes, for this. You simply make a list of thirteen things (anything) and post it as your blog entry that day. There will, of course, be some weeks that I can’t think of thirteen things to list and will do something different for the day. But again, those days will be addressed when they occur.
Friday: On Fridays, I will be doing something called Fast Fiction Friday. This is something I came up with on my own, however I am aware it is not an original idea. There are old blogs out there dedicated to ‘Flash Fiction Fridays’ and other various plays on the subject. On Fast Fiction Fridays I will post a short story, a piece of flash fiction, for you to read. The pieces will all be 300 words or less. I highly encourage others to join in! While I post them here, I also post the stories on DeviantArt, and encourage people there to join in as well. As with writing prompts, I ask that if you join me for Fast Fiction Fridays, you share with me. In the comment section, post the link to wherever your piece of writing can be found(deviantart, writing forums, your own blog, etc.) If you do not have anywhere online to post the writing, you are welcome to either use the comment section to place your story, or email me at: FantasieAutor@gmail.com with either an attachment or the story as the body of the email.
Saturday: This is another ‘wild card’ day. The description is basically identical to Tuesday’s, however the material may vary a little more. Saturday is the weekend, and I tend to feel more creative on weekends than I do during the week, so the posts, while similar, may be a little more fun on this day than Tuesdays.
There you have it folks! Not at all what I was going to post today, and if I could remember what that was going to be I’d tell you, but I think I made up quite well for my lack of material today. Please join me each week for at least one of the activities listed above. I enjoy hearing what others in the writing community have to say about topics I might bring up.
Oh, and thanks for all the wonderful support I’ve received so far! It’s always so nice to sign in and see that people have actually been reading my blog, liking posts I have up and following my blog so they know when new posts are up!