I just have to share this Instagram (IG) Writers December Challenge that I came across at midnight, created by @normalchey on IG
It’s a great way to look at your writing life by posting everyday of December for the challenge listed. It’s also a great way to get into posting on a regular basis so that you can connect with other writers.
Check me out on Instagram @hbnorell on IG
Have fun with this, it’s a joyous month to celebrate you as a writer!
Are you on a writing roll and you don’t want to stop because it’s built into your daily life? The problem is you need a way to keep track of your word count just like on Nano. This helps to keep you accountable as you see the stats of your daily word count progress. Hold onto your keyboards – problem solved! NaNoWriMo has just introduced Goal Trackers! I’m totally jumping up and down for this! Keep track of your goals just like we do during November Novel Month on NaNoWriMo. Go to ‘My NaNoWriMo’, then click on ‘Goal Trackers’. Create your title, timeline and word count goal. I have already started mine for December, it may be a lesser goal but still a goal of writing everyday.
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This poem was written by combining 5 random verbs (balance, fate, moan, peck, peep) with baking nouns (cupcake, flour, mixture, pan, sugar)
The mixture is all out of balance.
Don’t moan, don’t make a peep.
Because putting this all together isn’t an exact science;
you won’t end up with a pan of cupcakes.
Pecking at me won’t help either.
You get more flies with sugar, but ask yourself,
Who really wants flies?
You can screw up your face,
but it won’t turn flour into toast–
That sort of alchemy doesn’t work
and it won’t convince me, either.
It’s all nonsense, it’s all just chance;
throw it in the pan like a stir-fry
and see what we can get.
That mixture, even if it is out of balance,
could feed us for tonight, maybe
sate some of our hunger.
We’re left with the thirst, but we can sleep
tonight with full bellies
and aching limbs and longing hearts.
Out of balance doesn’t mean ruined.
A fallen souffle
a crumbling cake with runny frosting
bacon with just the edges burnt
Eat it. Don’t let it go to waste.