250 Word Challenge

250 words

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


What comes to mind when you think of a journey? Perhaps a road, perhaps the path of life, perhaps a progression or growth. By definition it is traveling from one place to another. We are all on some kind of journey. Some have mile stones, some have destinations. Do you know where you are heading? What and who takes up the journey. Have you smelt the roses today, this week, this month?

Will your journey leave a legacy, if so what kind of legacy? Are you on a marathon or is this a 5k? Are you on a 5k when you should be on a marathon. Do you face the world alone and pretend like you have a perfectly good journey ahead of you (you were planning it that way.) Is your journey up the corporate ladder, how many rungs can I climb? What happens when i get to the top, what has been lost at the bottom. What about the journey of health and beauty? Is it balanced or are you prey to the magazines and what they tell you?

How did you define your journey. Who is responsible? Do you even think about the journey at all? Who does your life touch? Who touches your life? What is the journey about, have you answered that deep in your inner most being?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Keep It Up!

Now that I have announced to the world that I am on a mission I need to keep it up. Today I bought a voice recorder to record my thoughts on conversations, to interview them folk that are news worthy and just because it felt like one of those sensible writer tools. I am sauntering to the keys after a long day and this feels like the last mile of a marathon you have not quite trained for. Give me some of that staying power!

In the earlier part of the day, I was like a proud mum when an article caught my eye, "The Big Bounce South Africa's Rise From Apartheid to Economic Power" A country that has been through so much and come so far. I know it has it's flaws, my theory is that the grass is green where you water it. Growing up there and seeing an article like that on the front of a business journal gave me deep pleasure and satisfaction.

Today I decided I miss running a lot. I love love love The Bar Method but I do miss the wind in my hair and the sweat from a good old run. I feel the itch to sign up for a marathon again. We are going away soon and I want to act like a kid and be carefree and take lots of photos to remember it all. I love making memories and soaking in them months later. What an adventure this life is.

Until tomorrow's journey, au revoir!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

250 Words a Day Challenge

Today I am being intentional about taking writing to the next level. I have spent the last 6 months reading about writing technique and now I have to begin the application. I have set myself the challenge of writing 250 words per day for the next 6 weeks. Hopefully publishing this journey will give me some accountability and an outlet for sharing the journey.

One of the greatest obstacles will be how to start. Do I play it safe and create an outline that maps perfectly into a book or do I take the road less travelled, the organic adventure of dreaming up the story as I go.

I just watched Avatar produced and directed by James Cameron, the place that movie takes you too in terms of imagination and the possibilities is out of this world. Floating mountains, blue skinned people with tails that connect to nature and imagined animals. It pushes you into the world of make belief so much so that you are wrapped up in the Navi people and caught in the land of Pandora. Kudos to the mile long cast for an excellent movie set in a land of enchantment. I think based on this I am going to go the road less travelled and write as I go and then cut away and edit again and again.

There is a compulsion to tell inside of me. I am not sure yet on the content but if I sit at the keys and at the feet of my heavenly Father long enough, I know it will come. Not that the 250 words a day badge on this blog is that important to me however for the sake of integrity, it will have to come hurtling off this blog if I am unable to maintain the word count.

This post meets my quota and less is more. Thank you to Inkygirl.com for the resource and challenge.