Thursday, July 31, 2008

Milestones

One year ago today, Greg and I left our apartment in Tempe and took up residence in our new place in San Diego. It's hard to believe it's already been a year, but memories of living in the desert are growing dim. I love the proximity to ocean, friends, family, and northern California that the move gave us. Here's to another good year ahead!

Today also marks my completion of Laurie Halse Anderson's "Write Fifteen Minutes A Day" challenge. Even while road-tripping, I managed to find those fifteen minutes in which to write. I'm really grateful to her for the challenge, which seemed much more manageable and maintainable than something like nanowrimo. Now the trick is to keep up the new habit, even when school starts. During the challenge, I mostly followed her given prompts for what to write for the day. Anybody want to volunteer some fiction prompts for me in the comments? Your contribution would be much appreciated by this aspiring writer.

9 comments:

hagdirt said...

The continuing adventures of Spike the Cat? Cause it's pathetic if I do it.

Sarah Prineas said...

Congrats on a year!

Writing prompt. How about something with a real scientific thing. Not thing. It's late and I can't think of the word. Idea-thingy. Of science.

You wouldn't believe how many times I had to retype that. So tired.

Good luck with the writing!

Greg van Eekhout said...

Idea-thingy. Of science.

That may be the most awesome string of words SarahP has ever typed.

Okay, fiction idea: The 98-year-old dictator of a country has a conversation with his 18-year-old self.

Pat. said...

woot congrats!

Idea-thingy: "Couple arrives in San Diego only to realize there is only one person left and are notified that they are officially in charge of guarding the border by themselves as everony has gone to live in SF."

Dr. Lisa said...

Oooh... thanks for the idea-thingies!

David Moles said...

Idea-thingy of mad science.

Dr. Lisa said...

And perhaps a zeppelin!

Dr. Cark said...

How about food science? Describe a cooking contest (and the torments suffered by the loser).

Dr. Lisa said...

Oooh... like I need to think about food more!