Sunday, 6 August 2017

Transformative Writing Challenge #1

Well it has been a few weeks since I last posted, and I am very sorry about that.

Anyway, I am here now.

Firstly, some good news! I will have a piece of flash fiction published in an anthology. You can order yours here, but hurry, they are only available to buy until August 21st 2017.

Now, I am going to explore something different. I found a blog recently and signed up to transform my writing. It is an 8 step process, which I joined after it finished, but it is on the blog so anyone can revisit. The first prompt is:

"In addition to writing, what else is important in your life?"

Well, as it turns out, quite a bit actually! As I write this, we are halfway through the Summer holidays. We have had a week away, and getting back into the swing of things. But this means that my children are not at school. They will not be back at school for another 4 weeks!! But they are important to me. I am their mum and I try to be the best I can be. A lot of the time, I fall short of that, but I'll always try.
Then there is my fiancé. We are getting married in about 11 weeks. Life is busy with wedding plans and trying to stay excited about it. Why is it that you lose the excitement? When did it become so stressful?
I enjoy a few crafty hobbies - knitting, crochet and cross stitch - but I haven't been doing much of any of those lately.
Lastly, I like running. I find it meditative. I have been unable to run for some time due to an excessively fast heart rate. Tomorrow I am going to see if it has calmed down. I am hoping so as I am missing the freedom running gives me. It is half an hour of pure me time. I don't think of anything else but the way my feet hit the ground and keeping my breathing steady.

These are the things that spring to mind in response to that prompt. How about you? What else is important to you besides writing?


  1. Good post, Ingrid - and well done on your success! My granddaughter is very important as she is the main reason we moved areas.

    1. Sounds like you are one busy lady - AND you are writing a novel, AND you joined a fall short story writing contest. Oh, my. I know how you feel about not being able to run. I don't run, but I walk and swim for exercise. Recently on a hike in the Alps (no kidding) I tore the meniscus in my left knee. No walking till I have arthroscopic surgery, the doc says. I was still swimming until this weekend when I badly scraped my other leg. The lifeguards won't let in the pool till it heals. So............. I guess I will write that short story for the contest. Hope you are able to run soon again.


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