There’s a writing exercise I’ve done on occasion, saw it on-line somewhere or other, and I’ve decided, since I am short on time, to do that exercise here once or twice. The exercise is simple. Pick a word, any word. Write about that one word for 60 seconds.
See what happens. Sounds fun, yes? It is. Let’s begin.
Sweat is love. Sweat is what I live for when my wife isn’t around. It is the smell of success, it puts the fun in funk. I like sweating the way some people seem to love tanning. It makes my wife wretch, but that’s ok. I don’t mind…
That 60 seconds seemed… short. But then again, I am used to writing for long swaths of time, 60 seconds is a very short amount of time for me. Especially with the way I type. Hunt and peck isn’t really conducive to getting a lot of thoughts out really fast. lulz. Next up…
I stumbled out of bed this morning after a far too short sleep and having that short sleep interrupted by my cat, who seems to think I am his personal pillow. I stumble like that a lot though, waking up at 5 am isn’t exactly something I love doing…
Dammit, that seemed to go even faster. One more time.
Viddy of the day: The Beatles/ In my life:
Metallica has been my favorite band for a long time, but they weren’t always. The beatles were my faves when I was growing up. I really came to respect everyone in bands like these guys when I was in one myself, and found out the hard way that bands are about more than music, they are about the personalities behind the music, and…
Just for the record I have been using a few websites to get the words I’ve been using here. Including this random word generator. Now to add a note here, I almost feel like apologizing for the writing above. It is supposed to be a creative writing exercise, and the above is about as creative as spam, and about as tasty. Perhaps I need to use that exercise more, and get in touch with something more deeply creative in myself.
Or maybe I need to extend the exercise a bit. Make it a 5 minute exercise instead of just 60 seconds. I type too slowly and badly to pull off anything creative in that short a time.
It was fun, but next time I extend the time I use on single concepts. Might do that tomorrow, I’ll see what happens.
Pic of the day: Ecco Homo, by Titian
That’s it from here, America. G’night.