Things are happening! This weekend, I finished my first draft!! It’s a great feeling, but I still have a long way to go until I’m finished.
Also, I made it past the first round of a competition to become a regular blogger on The Write Practice, which reaches 35,000 readers a month!! (By contrast Illegal Writing gets about 700-800/month.) To convey the meaning of this let me explain: The Write Practice = Platform = Agent = Publisher = Novel on bookshelves!
In honor of the weekend’s news, I’m dedicating this post to The Write Practice, which is all about getting people to take action to improve their lives. The end of each blog post includes a 15-minute writing prompt designed to get everyone’s creative juices flowing. So today, I’m going to create my own prompt. Many of you aren’t writers, so it’s just a little something to try make you happier. If you do it, be sure to tell me how it goes!!
PROMPT TO MAKE YOUR DAY BETTER
Ok so to be a successful writer (I imagine), you have to keep your mood in check. This is because people can feel your mood in your writing. If you’re excited, that energy is conveyed on the page. Likewise, if writing is a burden for you during a particular moment, readers can feel that too. What do I do to make my mind right? I use music to get me to the place I want to be. For example, for some reason Lucy Pearl’s “I Wanna Dance Tonight” puts me a GREAT mood. Toni Braxton is good for those depressing love scenes. I’m not the only one! “Fifty Shades of Grey” author EL James famously relied on the Black Eyed Peas’ “Sexy” while writing her novel.
Do you think this will work for you? Let’s see! Listen to a song that you think will change your mood. What did you choose? Did it work? Tell me!!