August 30, 2013
Today’s post will be short and sweet. After my three previous posts, some may say long-winded, I am taking a breather, at least for tonight.
I love today’s Daily Prompt, especially the word “hokey”. The first thing I thought when I read the post was, “Wow, someone’s needy.” I mean the Daily Prompt might as well have said, “Do you guys really like me? I mean for reals, do you?” And quite frankly, but for the use of the word “hokey,” I would have never accused Daily Prompt of seeking validation.
In answer to the question, “Are writing prompts a useful exercise?”, “Yes.” But then again, as an English teacher, writing prompts are my bread and butter. As a writer, they are my saving grace.
As a writer, sometimes the ideas just flow. I am a wordsmith. Sometimes the perfect words form the perfect sentences that form the perfect paragraphs to convey my
perfect message. I know what it is to perfectly write. I’m not saying that everything I write is perfect. However, what I am saying is that sometimes I can perfectly produce the thoughts in my head through the written word. I know what it is to be in the zone
Subsequently, I know what it feels like to have writer’s block. And that is exactly what I face on most mornings as I try to write. Writing is an art. And although I believe I have a talent for writing, it does require practice. It also requires discipline and dedication. However, at four in the morning when I hear strains of my Marimba alarm, the only “d” word I seem to be able to mutter is, “Damn! Do I really want to write everyday?”
Yes, dear Readers, of course the answer is yes. And I thank my daily dose of destiny, Daily Prompt. In fact, you’re more than just a prompt, you’re a, a friend.
In all seriousness, dear Readers, the Daily Prompts are not at all hokey and they are a very useful exercise. Write on! Peace, ~v.