I have been working on a novel inspired by the crazed writing during NaNoWriMo – only this challenge is in June. November doesn’t work for me but I dove right into it this month and as of this moment, I am caught up.
One of the ways I warmed up for JuNoWriMo was penning flash fiction, especially those of 100 words and under. I believe it is this practice that told me I could write a novel, even if it was 100 words at a time.
I found this visual Weekly Dare at Anonymous Legacy which is run by my JuNoWriMo friend, Angela Goff. I turned it into a character study and perhaps part of a scene for one of my characters in the novel I am working on now.
I watch him from my writing desk: so perfect. I have the powerful urge to put my hands in his hair, to lift his face to mine and tell him, “Clearly I don’t deserve you.”
I can feel his smile in response. His non-verbal way to say, “Silly Mommy….”
No one told me how this love affair would feel. No one told me an afternoon romp with a wildly inappropriate man would lead to this.
This morning I worry incessantly about failing him. I don’t want to make another bad choice atop the horrid-choice-mountain I have built since his conception.
© 2012 by Julie Jordan Scott
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She facilitates Virtual Writing Camp & will be hosting the final session of the 2011/12 season next week. Register before it is too late: Writing the Journey: Memoir, Life Writing & Travel Writing Intensive.
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