First off, happy New Years Eve to everyone and I hope you have a fabulous year!
I was on Pinterest one day, looking through a ton of different writing related things, mostly writing prompts. I’ve been trying to keep those creative wheels greased in post NaNoWriMo. And there are a LOT of writing prompts on Pinterest. I highly recommend you go there for creative inspiration.
One of them I found was a very simple one and I think I’ve decided to use that one over the next year to see what comes from it. I won’t put any sort of limit on myself, just let what happens happen. If it’s only one sentence that gets done, well hey, that’s one more sentence than I had done before. And those words add up. I’m adding these prompts to my calendar so that I’ll see it every day and know which one I’m supposed to do. I’m still trying to think how I’m going to share each day’s usage (which I think I’ve worked out now), but I would like to have a way to share my progress and such.
I have started up a group on Google+ for this very thing. I’m not sure that the link works directly, but just search A Year of Writing on Google + or just go to my profile and it should be there. There are boards on there for introducing yourself and for each day’s prompt to be shared. You don’t have to share how you’ve used the prompt of the day, but I plan on doing this as a way of keeping my own self accountable so maybe I’ll actually write every day. But I would love it if you wanted to join in as well, there’s still plenty of time. I’m planning on starting this January first (so…tomorrow…ahh!). 🙂
The link to the prompts list is here: 365 Writing Prompts for Creative Writing Since some of them repeat, I’ll probably be substituting some of those from my own sources. That way it will always be something fresh to inspire everyone.
Have I mentioned how excited I am for this? I really do hope more writers will join me and the others already in the group. The thought sort of hit me somewhere around the middle-end of NaNoWriMo and the beginning of December. I toyed with it for a little bit and finally decided, hey…what the heck and decided to just dive in head first. Besides all that, I simply love writing communities. I’ve been blessed enough to be a part of several through my own close knit group of writing friends in my personal life, and then constantly meeting new writers through NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo, not to mention Twitter/Facebook also. And if any of you should be reading this, know that I love you all. 🙂 I think really, it’s that mutual love of the written word and brainstorming about the impossible worlds we can create with just a few simple words, just hearing the kind of passion one has for writing always gets me excited about writing. Which is great because it always seems to come at the right time. So please, come join in on this adventure. The more, the merrier!