Aww 2020 you cold hearted hag, what exactly are you doing to us? For the month of April my WIP monthly writing challenge has been: THE TEMPORARY INSANITY OF OUR EMPTY STREETS. Now that the month is drawing to an end, I’m scrambling for time to do literally anything and everything. Quite honestly, I’m really only clinging to the hope of maintaining sanity for the duration of everything that is every 2020…
Along with crunch-time with homeschooling my littles, I’m re-evaluating my priorities as far as writing and blogging goes. Now, because as the whole ‘donning the hat of an uneducated teacher’ business draws to a school year’s end, it’s quite seriously kicking my ass. As well as the asses of practically every other parent that I personally know. I’m sure those of you who are reading this can relate!!
I also have another hardship on my hands, as my 7 year old high functioning autistic son hurt his ankle. We know for sure that he tore the ligaments that attach his ankle bones to his foot bones, but there may be more damage that the initial X-ray might have missed. It’s been over a week and he’s still unable to put weight on it. I’ll be taking him in for more pictures and more appointments throughout the week, and the boot he’s had on it will likely stay for quite some time.
That said, several writers have expressed their interest in participating with this month’s WIP Challenge prompt, but have also scrambled for the time to put together a scene much like myself. AND I personally want to be able to give this particular prompt a scene worth of my oh-so-cramped time.
SO, what I’ve decided to do for this month’s WIP challenge is — extend it on throughout May!! For those of you who don’t know how my monthly WIP writing challenge works I’m putting the ‘how to’ bellow, as well as pasting my entire ‘APRIL’s PROMPT POST! Stay tuned guys, and by all means write me a scene using your WIP characters. Just plug them into a scene that fits the prompt, and comment here (or April’s original post) with the link! EASY PEESY I look forward to getting to know your characters! I hope you’re all staying well and safe throughout this whole global crisis!
As the initiator: Every month I’ll give a real time circumstance, hang out spot, or every day situation. I’ll post the exact scene/challenge the first week of every month.
As an Author/challenge joiner: All you need to do is use the characters from your WIP (work in progress), or even a published works, and plug them into the given scene for a short story style post. It can be funny, serious, deadly, really just whatever you want as long as it’s true to your characters (as in, what they would actually do in this situation)!! It’s a fun way to be creative with those personalities that you as their creator love so much. It’s also a fun way to introduce them to the world and your blogs, without giving away your plots and twists… Just pure ‘meet my characters, and get to know their personalities’ separate from their book.
How we work together as Authors and the Initiator: I’ll do my own scene/challenge post on the very last day of the month (that way I can be sure to link in every joiner, and you can do your posts at your own leisure). Write your scenes anytime you wish, at any point of the month. All that I need is your final challenge post link commented here on this post.
I LOOK FORWARD TO READING YOUR SCENES!!! THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR JOINING WRITERS. STAY SAFE, STAY HEALTHY, AND WASH YOUR DAMN HANDS! 🙂
Well, bloggers/writers, this month’s WIP Writing Challenge prompt is kind of a no brainer! I wanted to stick true to the chaos in the world right now, because we’re all stuck fighting a global pandemic, so clearly our Work In Progress characters are being affected in one way or another. Not only that, but as much as we want to use reading and writing as an escape from our current circumstances, which vary depending on our physical location on this pained planet Earth, we also want to shout our opinions from the rooftops!
I don’t want to hear of sickness and dying from the virus, because it’s real, and it’s too sad, and it’s scary AF!! But, if we want to shout out our daily insanities during a time of isolation, then why can’t our characters too? At first, I was torn between the prompts, ‘temporary insanity’ and ‘empty streets’… but then I decided, what the hell, why can’t I combine them?!?!?!
So here it is writers…. This pick for April’s WIP Monthly Writing challenge is…..
The Temporary Insanity of Our Empty Streets
If you’re new to my blog, or to my monthly WIP writing challenge, then I’ve included the rules below, it’s super-d-duper easy! Basically I want to read what the characters from your work in progress would do in the circumstance of my prompt!! I look forward to reading your scenes writers!!! Ready GO!