Magic Monday & WFMAD 21

My weekend was a quick research trip, lots of library time, weeding the garden when the rain stopped, and – last night while hanging out with the family – cracking open dried cherry pits so the meat inside the pit could be added to the dark cherry liqueur I am brewing up for Christmas time.

This dog was the funniest thing I saw while researching.

I think his owner was reenacting a soldier from the British 24th Regiment of Foot. Which means the dog belongs to the 24th Regiment of Paw, of course.

WFMAD Day 21

The headshrinkers say it takes 21 days to form a new habit. If you have written every day for the last 21 days, then congratulations. Poof! You made it. You have a new writing habit! Like all habits, this one needs constant watering and attention, so please remember to write tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that, etc., etc.

If you haven’t been able to write for 21 days in a row, write down the reasons why – what interfered? I know for a lot of you the answer is “vacation.” Nothing wrong with that. But if you couldn’t make the time to write when your time was truly your own, what’s it going to be like when you’re back in your work routine?

I’m not scolding here. This is all about helping you reprioritize a little so you can make the time to follow your writing dream. We have ten days left in the Challenge. Imagine that from now until the end of the month, each one of your waking hours represents $1,000. Think of your choices about spending your time as money-spending choices. Be mindful where you spend your everything.

Today’s goal: Write for 15 minutes.

Today’s mindset: fresh-start

Today’s prompt: if you fall off a horse, you have to get back on again or else, what’s the point? Start fresh today by choosing a different place to write in. Putting your body in a different space to write can help your mind be open to new ideas and perspectives.

Today I’d like you to write about your writing dream – what are you trying to accomplish? Be specific and detailed. If you are a calender-based person, what do you want to accomplish by January 1st? If you are a season-based person (like me), what do you want to have done by the Winter Solstice (December 21st)?


7 Replies to “Magic Monday & WFMAD 21”

  1. I linked to your journal recently (can’t remember from where), and I wanted to tell you that I love your daily writing prompts. Thanks for posting them!

  2. You can also wash cherry pits, let them dry, and use them to fill up narrow rectangle “pillows”. You can microwave them over and over again for hot packs.

  3. What style!

    That dog is ready for the fashion runway!
    Thanks for the push in fostering my writing habit. I’ve done my 15 for today and I’m still going strong. I don’t want to think about long term goals, but I plan to finish this novel by the end of August, if not before. That’s my number one goal besides enjoying the rest of the summer with my kids. I hope I can do both.

  4. Yay! I made it the whole 21 days, even while I was at my cottage and the beach was luring me away from my writing. I must say though, the prompts really helped.
    That dog is hilarious! We dressed ours (german shepherd border collie mix) up as a baseball player last halloween.

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