Most of my week was a blur. Really. Lots of editing and prospecting, and very little actual writing—although I did discover a literary loose end in my editing that I’ll be bringing up in the next (and likely last) consultation for the book.
I’ll have to get back on the writing train soon. I did learn a lot about motivation, inspiration, and more, so that’s great.
It’s Fabulous Fiction Friday, and time for another prompt. If you’ve never experienced Triple F before today, welcome–I hope you enjoy.
But first I have a question (just rolling with the inspiration here)…
Even though I may have asked this before…
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I remember asking my great-uncle’s friend that same question. His reply? “I always knew I wanted to be a farmer.”
Good for him. My response to that question was always “I don’t know,” no matter how old I was when I was asked the question.
Were you able to answer the question about what you wanted to do, from an early age? Or maybe later?
Or, were you never able to answer the question—even today, and you found your passion in life another way?
Okay, okay. Let’s get to it. Here’s the prompt for this week:
Someone is in a room with a book. That book is open to a page that will tell them important, life-changing information about what their life’s calling is. Write a story involving this character, as well as the one line in that book that they read. How does it impact them?
So many different possibilities…but that’s where all the fun is, right?
Let’s look at how we can mix this up:
Where is this room? In a college? A childhood home? A friend’s basement? A warehouse? (I THINK they have rooms in warehouses)…
What’s the book about? Is it a famous book? An ordinary published book? A motivational book? Or, maybe it’s a book that hasn’t even been written yet…or a book that changes words depending on who’s reading (LOVE that angle—that’s something I’d like to do more of, personally).
Who is this character? What is their gender and background? What are they dealing with right now? Do they even WANT to read the one line in this book? A man who’s desperate for answers after his scholarship crumbles may react differently than a woman who thinks the book is some farce or someone’s idea of a joke.
And don’t be afraid to think outside the box—like the world’s coolest reading cat, or having a person read the book, who’s then joined by other people who read the book as well…now there’s some interesting conversation.
All right. I really wanted to probe the depths of life here—what matters to you? Is it writing? Family? Friends? All three and more? There are times I’ve had ups and downs about motivation and what matters—no point in hiding that. This was a solid week for me. It ain’t all sunshine and kitty cats—although I’m working on my outlook to overlook the negative in preference to focusing on what’s ahead (that’s a subject for another post, if I ever saw one).
Didn’t mean to go all poetic on you—but hey, if it helped you out, I’m glad.
If you’ve got a story about discovering your calling in life you’d like to share, drop me a line in the comments.
Make it an awesome August, and make great memories this weekend too, all right?
Until next time,