writing and other meaningful things.

As you probably know, the April A-to-Z challenge is coming up. You know, in April. Because of the theme I’ve chosen, I knew it would be difficult to keep up if I waited until April to start writing. So I’ve started.

I’ve already written twenty of the twenty-six letters. That’s a good thing because I definitely won’t fall behind. But it’s only the 15th of March. At this rate, I’ll be done with the entire alphabet before April even comes. Then what will I do?

I’m really pleased that I’ve been able to write. I knew this would be easier for me than writing a full story. I’ve always been able to write short ideas/scenes. But when I dive in to write a full story, I never feel like I have enough story. And the scenes I come up with are all over the place. Each one would need its own story. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to take something (or more than one something) that I’ve written for April and develop it into something bigger.

I’ve just answered my own question. What will I do when I’ve written the whole alphabet?

I’ll try taking one of those scenes and building a whole story around it. I struggle with creating conflict, though. And I need some kind of conflict or there’s really no story.

This picture has nothing to do with this post. I just love it.

In other news—

My daughter and her boyfriend broke up a couple of weeks ago. They didn’t want to, but he was moving away, and she felt it would be easier to already be broken up when he left. (She is the complete opposite of me. I would have wanted to stay together as long as possible.) He left this past weekend. I can tell she’s off, but her way of dealing with him being gone is to have a clean break. I don’t think she will contact him at all.

My son needs to start researching colleges to figure out where he wants to apply next year. I wish he knew what he might want to do with his life because that would really help him. But it’s difficult. I still don’t know what I want to do and I’m way (way) past high school.

I’ve had a headache for a week. All I want to do is sleep. Not sure what that’s about.

I guess that’s about it. God, my life is exciting. I can barely stand it.

Why yes, I’d be happy to fix your messy hair by running my fingers through it. I’d also be happy to mess it up again.

p.s. — I have been enjoying my search for a gorgeous man for every a-to-z post. Seriously. I’ve spent hours. 

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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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16 Responses to writing and other meaningful things.

  1. gigglingfattie says:

    Oooo great prep for AtoZ! I love getting the posts all written before the start of the month. It gives me time to actually engage with other bloggers. Especially since I work full days now and usually don’t want to function afterwards haha

    I’m sorry your daughter had to end her relationship! But I tend to be the same as well. Even more so after my most current end to a relationship. Sometimes clear breaks are best.

    Good luck to your son on his college search!!

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    • I’m glad I’ve gotten ahead with writing for April. I hope I can continue once I’ve finished the alphabet, too, whether it’s to expand what I’ve already written or write more shorter pieces. It’s not like I’m going to do anything with my writing, but it’s something I enjoy doing even if it’s just for me.

      I understand why a clean break is good. Probably would have been better for me in some circumstances in my past!

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  2. Carol anne says:

    Your awesome! You always make me smile! And since I’m currently battling covid, smiling isn’t something I’m doing a whole lot of lately! But this post made me lol! I am so excited to read your A to Z posts!

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  3. Oo this is amazing!!! Finishing almost the entire challenge! Now you can visit other bloggers and read their work! So lucky… I’m stuck and today’s the day I told myself I’ll get back to writing.. let’s see how it goes! I have a long way…
    I would actually react exactly like you and your daughter.. I’d hang out as much as possible and then have a clean break at the end.. It’s sad that she has to go through this.. Hope she feels better!
    Good luck with the university hunting!

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  4. jrvincente says:

    Awesome! I’m so behind on writing my A to Z posts. :/

    What I did was took my readers favorites and continued 4 of them to two scenes, 2 to three scenes, and one to a novel. It was a fun exercise.

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  5. M says:

    Wow! Excellent! I am soooooooo ENVIOUS of you! I’m still thinking about “words” that I could use…

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    • Not to be negative, but I’m a little sad about it! I really enjoyed writing these small scenes without pressuring myself to come up with a whole story. Maybe I should go back to my February prompts that I made up and write stories for each of those, too. No… that might be too much.

      I was just thinking about you. How are you? I hope you’re doing okay (or, you know, better than okay). ♥

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      • M says:

        Writing a few scenes around your Feb prompts sounds cool. No need to pressure yourself. I have been thinking of slowly resposting some of my excerpts for the fun of it. They aren’t entire stories so why should I fear too much? I’m well as I can be right now. I just keep moving so that my heart doesn;t catch up with my brain,,,until it does. I will deal with it eventually. I will DM you soon.


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