Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday Moment #52: a writing prompt for your work-in-progress

(If you’ve already read this then skip past all the italicized blah-di-blah and start writing.) Monday Moments are writing prompts for your work-in-progress. They are questions that come from my experiences and are my favorite way to find out more about my characters. I find I learn a lot. Some of it I use. Some of it I don’t. But I always, always get to know my character(s) better just by answering the question. I hope you do too. )

2010!

A new year!

A new decade!
Before I jump into the Monday Moment, let me just say, I wish you all the best in 2010. Truly.

But, hey! Was it just me, or did anyone else notice something was missing from the New Year's Eve celebrations?
Yeah, those glasses. Can't do those anymore without the double zero in middle. Ha!

I don't know about you, but New Year's for me is typically uneventful. Or, at least, really mild. We typically choose to stay in (or off the roads), we have nice dinner, hang out, and play games. Whoopeee!

I'm not one to write out (or think up) New Year's resolutions, but as a family we all sit down and write out our own personal hopes, wishes, dreams, etc. for the coming year. I guess it has a more positive feel to it and not so much "things" that can become failures. The cool thing is we go back and read what we wrote the year before. You'd be amazed at how much of what we write down actually comes to be.

We all have our own way of approaching a New Year.

How about your main character, how have they (or do they) feel about a New Year ahead?

4 comments:

Shelli said...

happy new year - love how you do that as a family

Catherine Ensley said...

Jolie, this is very interesting--a Monday writing prompt for your WIP. I think I just might have to follow your blog! I live in Eastern Washington and have attended the wonderful Western WA SCBWI conferences, that you work so hard (thank you!!!)to make the huge success that they are.

I'm participating in the 2010 Comment Challenge.

Melissa Sarno said...

I like your writing prompts. Will definitely keep checking them out in the future :-) I didn't even think of the whole 2010 sunglass thang! haha.

Cuppa Jolie said...

Shelli - It's turned into a nice tradition. :)

Catherine and Melissa -
Welcome. Sit down, have a cuppa something, and stay awhile. So glad you enjoyed the writing prompt. I hope to see you back. :)