Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hmm...

Mama's Losin' It

(I don't know what to write about. But here's a cute picture of Waylon and Lily for your enjoyment)

Writer's Workshop Prompts:
I posted all of the prompts this week because I can't decide which one to write about. Hmm...

1.) You’re so vain. You probably think this post is about you…don’t you?

This one could be fun if it wasn't for the fact that I've decided to be very careful about what stories I tell from now on for this very reason. I don't want people thinking I'm talking about them. I don't want to misrepresent myself or anyone else, so I guess this one's out.

2.) Tell us about your trip!

This is the prompt I should pick because I just got back from an amazing trip to my precious Valley of the Sun (it was cold again--boo) where I attended a writer's conference. FABULOUS. I had the best time there, loved EVERYTHING about it, and learned SO MUCH. Yes I did. Of course I didn't take a camera because I'm lame like that, but I did get a copy of "These is my Words" signed by author Nancy Turner, got two books in the "Far World Series" signed by author J. Scott Savage and got my copy of "Wings" signed by Aprilynne Pike. Fun. These three authors also taught me a great deal during their presentations (Nancy Turner was my favorite) along with a fascinating class about learning to use the subconscious mind taught by counselor, Helen Bair. I'll share more about that after I finish reading her book (also a signed copy) LOVE.

3.) A difficult conversation.

I've had many difficult conversations in my life. I shudder now just thinking about them, but I'm thinking I'd better refrain from sharing anything that I might regret in the morning (even if they would make great stories). I will tell you though, that one of the most difficult conversations I have had is when my brother-in-law called to tell me that my father-in-law had died. "Dad's dead." He told me.
"What?!?!?!"
I now know why we are told to sit down before receiving news like this because I literally fell to the ground.
Difficult.

4.) Can you almost stop time with your words? Write about the fastest ride you ever had, but describe only a few seconds of it…as though it was happening in slow motion.(writingfix.com)

I don't think I can write about this one at all. I hate fast rides. HATE THEM. When forced on one, the entire ride feels like slow motion to me. Slow, TORTUROUS, motion that will never, ever end. Yuck.

5.) Who blind-sided you? Write about a time someone caught you totally off guard.(writingfix.com)

For this one, refer to my answer to prompt 3. So not fun.

So what do you think I should write on?
Oh wait, it looks like I'm done.
Good enough.



16 comments:

Kimmy said...

Adorable picture!!

I agree, sit before getting news like that. It's so hard when it's just "BAM", in your face like that.

Stopping by from Mama Kat's!

Farmers Wife said...

I'm super impressed that you answered all prompts..visiting from mama kats xx

Red Neck Diva said...

Great post. Very cute pic

parentingBYdummies said...

I hate the weeks when I have something to say about every prompt. Makes it hard to narrow it down, but you did a great job of sharing about all of them!

singedwingangel said...

lmbo OK you got me beat. I usually get torn between one or two but never all of them lol..

gamommy2two said...

I can relate to this week's toughness. I have lots of stories to tell that fit into those prompts, but none that I want to share with the whole wide world! This post works though!

Marcie said...

I liked the "little bit of everything method"!

I love that book "These is my words"! It sounds like the writing conference was terrific.

tara said...

so many great prompts this week, right? also, i'm a little green about your writer's conference. ;)

MaryRC said...

a signed copy of these is my words WHAT! you better hide that if im around because id steal it from you.. oh man i am SO jealous, you have NO idea! i have goosebumps and my temperature is rising... OH MAN OH MAN!

♥ Kathy said...

LOL that was cute...you wrote on all of them :) and I love that picture!

Cybil said...

Awesome picture! You addressed all of the prompts - great job!

Mama Zen said...

That picture is adorable!

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

Way to to go on writing on all 5 prompts. LOL! Visiting from Mama Kats.

Miss Risa's House said...

Way to go! I had opposite effect . I couldnt think of any thing to say. Waylon is so dang cute!

Unknown Mami said...

The writer's conference sounds fantastic. I'm glad you had such a great time!

4boyzmdmom said...

How fun that you met Nancy Turner!...I really liked These Is My Words (and it's sequal...I hear there's another I haven't read yet.)