It’s Monday again – time for Coffee and Conversation.
When I was six, my family was driving on a highway late at night. Streaks of headlights and taillights painted the dark. For the first time, I realized that each car held people living lives as important to them as mine was to me.
I wanted to know what those lives were, and to share my own...
After you achieve a long-term goal, do you take time to celebrate your accomplishment? Do you reflect upon its meaning? Do you find that it’s changed you in some way?
It’s been over two weeks now since I completed the Story a Day May Challenge, and I’ve been rereading, pondering, and growing as a result of having undertaken this project.
Participating in this challenge stretched me, in several ways:
I wrote in different voices and points of view than I typically do. I wrote to musical prompts, word lists, and images.
I got to play with two beloved characters, and their story netted me almost 70,000 new words.
I discovered several amazing writers.
I have a new passion for reading others’ Enterprise fan fiction, and this is feeding my imagination, adding to the stories I created.
I got to indulge myself and my imagination.
I found that I was not only capable of following the prompts and my own framework, but that the results were often unexpected and better than I’d thought they could be.
So, in celebration, I offer, a little belatedly, the StoryFest. I missed the “official” window, because I was away, but I can still share these stories, for your enjoyment.
Do you participate in organized creative challenges? How do you benefit from the experience? Pull up a chair, enjoy your cuppa, and let’s converse!