To post today or not to post

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Near the first of November, I committed to a post a day challenge for the entire month.  At first, it seemed fairly easy to keep up and prompts provided fodder for my imagination and helped keep me motivated.

However, I have learned something about myself and I am sincerely interested in how other bloggers may feel about my thoughts.

When I am in the mood to write, or when a topic is heavy on my heart or a memory so close I can touch it, the words simply flow from my pen.  It’s easy, and those are what I consider to be my best posts.

In the times that I am trying to force myself to meet a quota (like every day), I feel like my posts are lacking.  Some days, there may be a great prompt that brings back a beautiful memory and I can roll with it.  Other days, it seems as if I can’t focus at all and if I force myself to dig in and write anyway, it doesn’t feel right and I am not pleased with the finished product.  I call these my “inferior” posts.

I understand that we should all write regularly and be motivated to start something and finish it, but I guess I am just not sure that posts with a “deadline” are my thing.  I certainly couldn’t see myself writing for a daily newspaper.

I started to ask, “Is this okay?” but I know it is for me.  I don’t plan to give up and will continue to make the time to write more frequently, but if I miss a day or two, I give myself permission not to stress.

I welcome your insight and comments.

Have a great week!

Guilty, But Grateful

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Grateful and Guilty.”

The Prompt:  Whether it’s a trashy TV show, extra-pulpy fiction, or nutrient-free candy, write a thank-you note to your guiltiest guilty pleasure

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I am writing to thank you for your black and white yumminess, and the way a mere twist of the wrist renders two pieces.  I appreciate the fact that the way you are made offers me a variety of options to enjoy you; all at once, one dark side alone, one dark side with a smattering of creamy goodness, or your creamy inside scraped away to enjoy detached from it’s middle position.   You know I don’t allow myself this luxury often, but when I do, I savor every delectable bite.  The only thing that improves this experience is a lovely glass of milk to dip you in.

Sincerely,

One of your biggest (and I would mean literally if I didn’t exercise self-control) fans

 

Can you guess my guilty pleasure?

Weekly Writing Challenge: Just call me ears

Weekly Writing Challenge:  Eavesdropping This prompt immediately brought me back to a story from my childhood. It was the summer before 3rd grade and definitely some of the leaner years for my family, fiscally speaking.  My dad had been a fishing guide, a commercial fisherman and a stone crabber and was still doing the latter […]

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Agree to disagree

The Prompt:  What is the most controversial thing you’ve ever written on your blog? What compelled you to write it? One of my posts called Thursday Thoughts was written because I get tired of the double-standard in place in society about offenses, especially due to beliefs.  I am not controversial and don’t really even consider this […]

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It only gets better

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The Prompt:  Present-day you meets 10-years-ago you for coffee. Share with your younger self the most challenging thing, the most rewarding thing, and the most fun thing they have to look forward to.   The din of the coffee shop conveyed the morning rush but the sound of the tables being cleared and the bell on […]

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The more candles, the brighter the shine

The Prompt:  Do you enjoy growing old or do you fight against it? Do I enjoy growing old or do I fight against it?   I suppose I could quote some old adage, like, “You’re only as old as you feel” or “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.”   To be perfectly honest […]

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Adventures with Ayda

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I needed desperately to squeeze those chunky legs, to hear that melodic laugh and to hold that tiny hand in mine.  It was time.  Nana had to see Ayda.  I made the arrangements with my eldest and drove through rain most of the day to arrive at the pre-determined meeting place. After a late lunch, […]

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Pie

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The Weekly Writing Challenge was to write about Pie. I have to admit that the closest I have ever come to making a pie was the scores of mud pies my sister, brother and I made, and let me tell you, we got pretty creative with them.  We tried different dirt, different consistencies and even […]

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Worry doesn’t change anything

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The Prompt:  If you could permanently get rid of one worry, what would it be? I don’t believe in worry.  Yes, I know we all have our moments, but I choose not to let worry control me.  There are times I battle with it, but if I give it to God, the fear dissipates. It […]

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Eat the dessert

The Prompt:  Fill in the blank: “Life is too short to _____.” Now, write a post telling us how you’ve come to that conclusion. Life is too short to turn down dessert. And shouldn’t be spent nursing a hurt. Life is too short to go to bed mad. Wouldn’t you rather spend more of it […]

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