I was once the type to give excuses. "I don't have time for writing prompts." "I can't stray my focus away from my project." "I don't have time." "I wouldn't know where to begin." "I don't think I can fit it into my schedule."
But it took being completely done with my manuscript (can I get a HOOZAH for that, anyone?) and staying active with the blog peeps I follow for me to make a "what the heck" decision over the weekend. And I'm so glad I did! (not just because I won, I swear!) It was not only rewarding, regardless of results, but nice to write something other than what I write every. single. day. And it was nice to let my mind be free, and flow whatever direction it wanted to. Mind you, I do plan on keeping these PG-13, sorry!
With that said, I figured if there's interest (or maybe if there's not) I'll do a monthly writing prompt, give a few prompts to choose from, and those who participate post on their blog, linking in the comment section here. I even like the idea of writing a hook for your prompt (what better practice for coming up with those pesky things?) There will be no contest (yet, anyway, maybe later), but lots of blog-loving, reading, and commenting, and . . . we might even get better at this thing called writing!
So, give me some ideas for prompts in the comments and in a week I'll have the first one up!
PS I'm fiddling around with the blog look, so bare with me. It won't be set in stone until my website is up and running.