25 Words

 

 

Blogger Liz Strauss has invited her readers to participate in an intriguing challenge: Put 25 words of advice or wisdom in a blog post. Having just come off a challenge to write 50 thousand words, I thought I could manage twenty-five. Twenty-five words is easy.

Smoothing her skirt and straightening her shoulders, the young woman faced the door to the boardroom, took hold of the knob, and entered with confidence.

To her surprise, the room erupted with applause: clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap.

See? Easy.

But twenty-five words with meaning? That’s the challenge. Liz’s own offerings ring true, like insightful poetry. So I found myself pondering the subject for days, wondering what I could say.

Today, reading others’ creations, it came to me how much they resemble Twitter posts. And that reminded me of a moment of enlightenment I recently experienced—which I Twittered. I looked it up, added three words, and here it is:

It’s not enough to have, you also need to hold.
Whether love, talents, or possessions—
Love must be enjoyed,
Talents and possessions used.
Take action.

 

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The Sound of Music – Day Nine

 

Day Nine of SoCNoC–did I write anything yesterday? Maybe I just followed the beat of a different drummer…

 

 

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Mysteries – Day Eight

 

Day eight of the Southern Cross Novel Challenge, and I discuss mysteries, spoilers…and the title of my book.

 

 

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This Day’s Race – Day Seven

 

Day Seven of the 2008 Southern Cross Novel Challenge. Inspired by the Belmont Race, I realize…some days, it’s just not your day.

It was really not my day for videography–took me five hours to get this one uploaded. But I learned a lot, so that was good. Oh, and keep watching even after the picture freezes–it doesn’t end when you think it does. 😉

 

 

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Running for It — Day Six

 

Day Six of the 2008 Southern Cross Novel Challenge. I’m running with inspiration…and beginning to think that I’m talking too fast for my camera…

Also going to work on the video quality in future, but today I was losing light and on my way out the door. So…here’s a slice of reality. 😉

 

 

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Threads — Day Five

 

It’s Day five of the Southern Cross Novel Challenge. Threads of story build into a tapestry, and make something beautiful out of my writing…I hope.

By the way, I haven’t converted my blog to all-video…I’ve just been a bit out of words lately. 😉 More text posts are in the works, as well!

 

 

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