Hellooo friends! 😀 Today I’m here with a brand-new blog-series, per suggestion of the lovely Madison from Delightful World of Dolls. This series, called “Writing Days,” is going to be centered around my writing journey. Basically, I’ll be giving you insight as to what I’m doing writing-wise, and be sharing snippets, resources, and more!
Before we begin, I’d like to thank everyone who prayed for Sara and Beau. As of the time I’m writing this, he hasn’t stood yet, but is about to, and the vet thinks that it’s pointless to put him down. He believes that Beau’s injury has to do with muscle tissue, and that it will heal soon.
I am so happy! Praise the Lord! 😀
Anyhow, let Writing Days commence! *cuts ribbon* ✂️️ 🎀
To start, I wanted to do some writing exercises to “flex my writing muscles 💪” and help me get ready to write and edit some more.
With help of The Writer’s Toolbox, along with some other writing books I have on hand, I was able to ease back into writing.
Another “just-for-fun” thing I did was to write some blurbs for the story ideas I have. I wrote a blurb for my NaNo novel, These Stranger Tides, as well as some new story ideas, which are
sadly classified for now. 😮
Writing blurbs are super fun, and also in some miraculous way unbeknownst to me, help me figure out parts of my story. And they’re just plain fun to write! 😀
These Stranger Tides Teaser Blurb
(What do you think of this being in the blockquote?)
All Arden Foster has ever known are the tall billowing meadow grasses, rocky island caves, and endless expanse of sea, surrounding the secluded island she calls home. Abandoned by the family she has no memory of, Arden is left to survive alone, turning the desolate, menacing island into somewhat of a home.
When the laid-back, cocky Troy Coleman – a well-known pilot – crash-lands on her island, Arden is given the chance to escape her home and find out who she really is. But Arden soon discovers that looks can be deceiving, and must decide for herself who to trust and where her loyalties will lie.
(I decided to just write about the outside instead of just out the window. 😉 )
Bright sunlight shines down, brightening the grass and soaking my face in its warmth. The January day is unusually warm, and makes my heart long for spring.
A sharp wind blows, tousling my hair and bending the branches of the trees. Winter birds hop about in the trees, filling the air with their sharp, cheerful songs. The smell of spring wafts through the air; fresh, damp dirt, leftover winter leaves, and blades of fresh grass. Even the wind itself has a scent, as it blows over me.
Above me, the sky is blue, covered with layers of clouds. The sun drifts behind them, and back out again to warm my face and make the wind bearable. The gusts of wind ebb and flow, chilling me then leaving me hot in my winter layers.
A sadness creeps up inside of me, knowing the warm weather won’t last for long. And I’m right; soon the clouds will cover the sun and thick rain will fall. But for now, I absorb the warm weather and thank God for the grass, for the wind, for the sun, and for the life He has blessed me with.
Those were fun to write. 😊 It took me a little bit, but I’m glad to get back into my flow. 😀
And last but not least, did you enjoy this post? I had a lot of fun making it, although I don’t lie when I say it was tedious. 😛
How have you been getting back to writing?
What are some projects you’ve been working on?
Chat with me in the comments below!