I have to say I enjoyed this morning’s prompt a lot more than I thought i would. When I saw it on the list last week I thought I was going to have a hard time steering away from Poirot references, but I managed it. I’m not entirely sure where my character appeared from, but he certainly wasn’t a Belgian detective. I think that is one of the things I really like about doing these writing prompts. In addition to forging me to write every day whether I feel like it or not, it has helped pull random characters and plot bits out that I wouldn’t normally have in the course of my regular writing. Some of them have been really useful in working out what I am currently working on, while others are just bits I’m going to have to come back too later becasue I find them interesting.
At the moment they are also helping because I was almost finished with a manuscript when I had a massive computer issue and managed to loose most of the manuscript I had been writing. So now I am re-writing the manuscript. while necessary, it isn’t the most entertaining of writing tasks so the prompts let me get new thoughts out of my head constructively while I focus on the re-write.
But you didn’t come here to listen to all that, you came for the list of next week’s prompts so…
Monday, December 7th: This will be epic.
Tuesday, December 8th: I’ve waited for this for a long time.
Wednesday, December 9th: He was the only left handed person in the group of suspects.
Thursday, December 10th: The blanket was as soft as a dream.
Friday, December 11th: The door was left wide open.
Okay, that seems like an interesting mix. I can see so many ways each can be taken. But now I am going to turn my back on them and try not to think of them at all so that I can come to them fresh next week, each in their turn. I hope you’ll join me. Until then, have an excellent Friday.