17 February 2006

When the weather outside is frightful

For those readers outside of WI, in case you didn't know, there was a blizzard here yesterday and now we head into a weekend of sub-arctic temperatures. (Word Nerd has decided that sub-arctic can indeed be a word and a useful one at that for describing the predicted -35 windchill forecasted for tonight.)

So. Since the weather is going to be beastly (that's of the yeti or abominable snowman variety of beasts) there is only one this to do this weekend: Write.

There should be no excuse for not cranking out pages this weekend. And when Word Nerd says pages, she means pages. In the work-in-progress, Word Nerd's got two scenes for sure she knows are coming up in the plot and ideas on how to tie those scenes neatly to what has happened and what's coming next. Meaning there's no excuse for not writing this weekend, particularly when it's going to be cold enough to freeze fingers off if Word Nerd would venture outside. Frozen off fingers would definitely complicated this whole writing thing.

If writing all weekend sounds like a plan to you, but you don't know where to start, here are a couple story starters to get the imagination going.
  • first line: "Honestly, ma'am, we just can't insure you for that kind of trip."
  • topic: On the road again
  • prompt: Tell a story about the images on a roll of film in 12, 24, or 36 paragraphs.
  • word: shenanigans

Word Nerd would like to thank "Writers Digest," "The Writer's Block" and that other writing book of prompt whose title she can't remember for these prompts.


Steve Kabelowsky said...

I'd love to see what you put together this weekend.

Me, I'll be looking for ways to keep myself entertained while cleaning off the driveway for the 20th time in 48 hours.

Denise said...

So glad for the word prompts. Maybe I'll actually do some writing my self. Or maybe I'll sleep. Yeah...

And, though it doesn' make you feel any better, it sure helps my frame of mind that the -7 predicted during the day tomorrow for South-Central Indiana could be worse. :)