Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Moment #83: 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. )

Coming your way a little late in the day, I know. Thanks for being patient.

Yesterday, Cuppa celebrated 2 years. Two! Although, I must say, it pales in comparison to the 60 years (Yes! 60 years!) my grandparents will be celebrating on Friday. (Happy Anniversary, Grandma and Grandpa. I love you!)

Here's the thing: I thought about starting this blog for far too long, worrying about things that don't matter at all. Like what to call it, how to build it, what I'd say, and wondering if anyone would read it. Truly, none of that really mattered. When I finally decided to do it, I just did. Dove right on in. I did a little brainstorming with Jaime (thanks, Jaime) and decided on Cuppa Jolie then pulled it together in an evening. I wrote my first post. Then posted. The rest is Cuppa history.

I'm so glad I did.

Mostly, it's because of all of you. All the connections I've made. With readers. With fellow writers and bloggers. Basically, with my friends (whether I know you personally or not). You are all the reason Cuppa feels like a cozy place for me. A place I can pull my feet up on the sofa, sip on my latte, and enjoy!

There are anniversaries of all kinds. What anniversary does your character celebrate?

P.S. Can I just say that I wish I could celebrate with a copy of Mockingjay. I can't wait to get my hands on it. How 'bout you?

6 comments:

C. N. Nevets said...

hahaha Well, sorry I jumped the gun on this. :)

Cuppa Jolie said...

No sorry necessary! It made me laugh when I read your comment this morning. Hopefully I'm not too predictable.

Jane Makuch said...

Once again you're inspiring me Jolie. I finally started a writer's group and I'm back to pushing my WIP!

Congrats on 2 helpful years Girlie! You're a rock star!

Cuppa Jolie said...

Jane - You're so sweet. Great to hear about your writer's group and I hope your rockin' the wip push. :)

Martha Brockenbrough said...

Nice redesign! Shows what being sick costs me...I'm the last one to the party. xoxo!

Tracy Edward Wymer said...

Love the new look. I'm late to the party, I know.