This year (well, last year, actually) I downloaded this e-book to Kindle on my I-Pad.
365 Days of Writing Prompts
by The Editors, WordPress.com.
Then I promptly forgot about it, until today when I began wondering if I should try once again to do a post a day for a whole year. I fell short by about twenty posts last year but I like to set lofty goals for myself and then break the rules. They’re self-imposed, so no one cares, least of all me. And if I don’t like the prompt I can just use it as a springboard to talk about something completely unrelated, which is often how my brain works.
I also have a word-a-day calendar to improve my vocabulary, but already, skipping ahead and tempting bad luck, I’m noticing the words are ones I’ve heard and used before, and that has made me all pouty. Then I read somewhere that awesome things will happen if I choose not to be a miserable cow.
So here goes.
The first prompt is named “Stroke of Midnight”.
Where were you last night when 2013 turned into 2014? Is it where you’d wanted to be?
I was tucked up in my bedroom fast asleep, and yes, it’s exactly how I expected to (not) see in the new year. If you really need to know, I missed midnight by a good three hours. That’s either very pathetic, or extremely smart on my part. No hangovers in this house. Is there a bah-humbug phrase for thumbing ones nose at the celebration of another year biting the dust?
But even without a mad drinking party the night before, there are days (and a lot of them happen to come along in January) when I suffer from a severe case of clinomania (an excessive desire to stay in bed.)
There’s our first new word that did not come from my calendar, but from somewhere completely different, snuck in to the middle of nowhere, and here’s the next one.
– orenda (n.) a mystical force present in all people that empowers them to affect the world, or to effect change in their own lives.
I don’t know, I think the New Year Gods are trying to tell me something. So, look at that! Post number one done, three hundred and sixty-four to go. We are on a roll and slowly working our way up to world-changing mode. Hang on to your pointy party hats.