Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Vintage clothing resale shop

I picked this item from my first list of what I call story starters at my (new) other blog, Beat the Block. I've been collecting lists of things for some time, and decided to start posting them in order to help other writers get over writer's block. I can't say for sure if I've ever had the block before. I'm just a lazy writer.

Here's the first paragraph of the new story:

I saw the sign out of the corner of my eye. I looped around the block and came back, catching a black Mini Cooper pulling out from directly in front of the store. I pulled in and turned the bike’s engine off. Amanda’s Vintage Clothing Resale Shop was the place I had been looking for for the last ten minutes. I needed a one more piece to complete my costume for the Halloween masquerade in two weeks. I stepped onto the sidewalk and took the helmet off. I hate how the stupid thing messes with my hair, but I wore mine every single time. I wanted to live to ride another day.

My goal, since the first of the year, has been to write at least 100 words a day. Now that doesn't sound like a lot, but to someone who doesn't write REGULARLY, this seems like a huge amount. So far I have 1,186 words, all based on the phrase "vintage clothing resale shop." Should I follow my own advise, I may not need NaNoWriMo anymore to be able to say I've written a novel.

1 comment:

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Wow what a great idea and it's really working too, I am always amazed when you share your writing, it is really great!!!