FACT: I'll be living at the soccer fields 4 nights a week for the next 3 months. (!!)
FACT: I have about 1 hour a day to myself during the work week, that only comes after I've cooked, done the dishes, cleaned up the junk, and put the kids to bed.
FACT: One hour a day is not enough to de-stress, watch TV, talk on the phone, keep up a blog, read a book, get immersed in my writing, or you know, in general...relax.
FACT: Despite these things, I have to get back in the groove. The writing groove that is. A few weeks ago, I got the BEST PACKAGE EVER! My first critique notes on Project MM from the super duper fantabulous DT! And she was so flippin helpful (and I might add, quite nice to me considering the bi-polar-ness of my characters).
FACT: I've been sitting on those notes since then, having read through them twice, but unsure of how to start editing. The problem is called..."I'm out of practice." I've been lazy, folks. I'm not doing what a good writer should do...and that is WRITE!
So with all that in mind, considering my time crunch issues and need to move forward instead of staying stagnant, I will attempt to write a 5 sentence story every day for the rest of this week. The prompt comes from an App on my iPhone that I adore, called (amazingly) "Writing Prompts". And if it goes well, I may just make it a weekly thing. Let me know what you think!
FIVE SENTENCE STORY #1
Prompt: a rickety old shed, a news reporter, and a manilla envelope.
RJ Corman jumped into his beat up car with the envelope in hand. He tried to ignore the pounding rain on the front windshield; it only reminded him of how the old shed fell just as he passed through its doorway. After taking three deep breaths, he lifted the closed flap and peeked inside. His shivering ceased at what he saw. Reliable lead, my ass.