Where I wrote #2

I keep telling myself I can’t write or even brainstorm when I run. But this doesn’t stop me trying. Because honestly, you need to distract yourself when you’re running. On Thursday, I had an idea while I was running. This week’s theme for Tania McCartney’s 52 week picture book challenge, is Bucket List.

And as I ran along the pier, I saw some fish in a bucket. And I thought, what if they were writing their bucket list while they were in the bucket? Because I was running, it felt like an epiphany.

Everything feels like an epiphany when you’re running.

I should have a banana smoothie when I get home. Wow! I really should.

See, epiphanies everywhere.

Anyhoo, our power went out that night. Got the kids to bed. Wrote down a few ideas in candlelight. Couldn’t really see what I was writing. Maybe in the light of morning, there’ll be some gems in there.

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Next up was half an hour more brainstorming at hockey training. Hockey training is held in a wind tunnel, so was pretty happy that I brought a big jacket AND a blanket. Winning. Pretty much decided what I’ll write about now. Phew!

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A whole luxurious hour presented while I waited for the kids at a bowling/laser tag party. And there was a bar. So, glass of wine, bar stool at a window (people watching much? At one stage, I tried to guess people’s names and then wondered if they would work as a fish name), and this story just poured out of me. At least 250 words written. Yeehaaa!

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Finally, the fishy bucket story was finished up quite conventionally, at home in front of the fire.

How was your week of writing?

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