Reblog: 2017 Anti-Resolutions (prompt)

Back to some writing practise then, before the New Year sets in [and time pressing as always lately!]

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At Today’s Author, our first goal is to get you (and us) to write. Write Now is our own collection of prompts to help you do that. With Write Now we’re not talking about writing, or trying to teach anyone how to write. Write Now is all about putting pen to paper.

Today’s Prompt:

We’ve kicked off each of the last several years with a fun writing prompt. Because it’s all about looking forward, it seems like a good way to start off the new year here at Today’s Author.

This prompt is simple in concept:

Your 10 Anti-Resolutions:

  1. List ten things you resolve NOT to do in the upcoming year.
  2. Be as creative as possible.

And we’re serious about #2.

This is not as creative as possible: “I will not write any status updates in ALL CAPS.”

This is: “I will NOT introduce leitmotif into my home, by composing…

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Reblog: 2017 Anti-Resolutions (prompt)

Money for Nothing?

From nothing for money to not a dream job, but any job is better than none at all, in dream circumstances and then still dreaming toward dream job fulfillment…

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Lickily, it isn’t hard work or I’d never manage a job – it’s tough enough turning up at all, even with light duties and ideal circumstances.

My work is part-time and I still have money for nothing much – but far better than nothing nothing much for money!

My dream circumstances are flexibility, negotiated days and hours, there being gaps in the workload in which I can scrawl ideas and thoughts in my notebook during my shift (or read a newspaper and do the crossword, though I usually stick to my notebook and daydream mostly). I prefer no gaps in workload and not being bored to tears for half the day, but beggars can’t be choosers. A supportive network is essential and it’s nice when that extends to colleagues. If I couldn’t  get a lift door to door, I’d never make it via public transport and certainly wouldn’t be able to afford the fares. I can eat cheaply from the staff canteen and that’s a huge advantage.

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Dream job fulfillment would be the realisation of a collaborative creative project as a founding member. It would have to mean generating enough income to live on at least as uncomfortably as currently and some working from home. The way things are going with that, we’re looking at a four or five year development plan before anything is likely to get off the ground – if ever(!) I’d also like supplement my income as a published writer – but now I really am dreaming!!!

 

Money for Nothing?

Food for thought

A couple of weeks ago, I set myself the goal of posting something here at least once a week. I would have been eating my words had I not remembered in the nick of time.

Todays Prompt from the Daily Post asks “How far would you travel for the best meal of your life?”

Every meal is ‘the best meal of my life’ – though there’s nothing like a mother’s home-cooking and I’d go to the moon and back for my mum to be well enough to cook a family Sunday dinner again. Mmm – that sounds selfish and lazy – I would of course help and wash up after! I’d go to the moon and back however many times it’d take to make my Mum well again even without her cooking!

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On a rainy, windy day like today (and generally for circumstances otherwise), the furthest I’m currently travelling for a meal is between the fridge-freezer and the microwave.

I don’t live to eat and I just about manage to eat to live. Although I really should work on improving my diet and making sure I get my five-a-day.

I’ll have to remember that to eat to live, food is fuel – and steer away from the plastic wrapped convenience fillers and go for more of this:

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I feel so much better for more raw food in my diet – so it doesn’t necessarily mean more cooking 😉

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Food for thought