This is a DRAFT that I'd forgotten about... I wrote it when I first got my new book from my sister. It's funny to read what I wrote then (November 2013) and now. (02/05/2014) I'll go ahead and post it - you can read it out of order - it won't hurt you.
I was given a new book.
This friend knows me well - I love books. Well... this book is different then any book I've ever been given.
Title: 642 Things to Write About
She said, "You are a good writer, when I saw this book I thought of you." My first reaction - NOooo.... I'm not either. I've never been trained. I don't follow good grammar rules. I'm not good. BUT if I would have said all of those things I would have been saying to her, "You don't have any idea what you are talking about." I don't like it when people tell me that. So I accepted her gift and said, "Thank you."
Being the reader that I am - and lover of books - I've skimmed it already. It's interesting. There is a person.... (could be a man or a woman, you decide), Po Bronson. They got challenged to write a book called 642 things to write about. Not thinking it was possible... but liking the idea... Po sent out an e-mail. Whom they sent it to is probably key to the project being successful. They sent it to a writers Grotto. San Francisco Writers' Grotto actually. In 24 hours there were 642 ideas given to put in book form. So now I have this book.
Will I write about 642 things? I've read through some of the ideas... and they seem... odd - I probably won't. LOL But one never knows... I may feel a little odd some day and write away. But I AM going to use this book. I'll blog and use #642 as a label. I should NEVER run out of blogging ideas this way. I'm looking forward to getting those creative juices flowing - then every once in a while you'll have to tolerate photos of my kiddos. Because that's my true love. Funny thing - I don't think I'm doing a very good job at that either. See... I probably need to work on that. See the good in - me. :/ Probably... but not today.
Today I will write about, "WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN A SECOND?"
In a second we can breathe, or not breathe any longer. We can be done breathing in 1 second. That could have eternal consequences.
In a second a dog can jump on you and lick your face. Ugh - that would be disappointing.
In a second you can change your mind about what to wear. In fact - things in your mind that change in a split second. Split second... does that mean that you would split a second into parts? A split second... even less time.
In a second I can turn around. I need to do that more often. Instead of staying in the room... turn around... walk out.
In a second I can add a math problem. Some people can't do that. I'm very thankful that my mind can do math mentally, and it doesn't take too long.
In a second I can give thanks. I have read books telling me that GIVING THANKS is so important. When I forget to do that I can tell. I get discouraged.
In a second we can tell people how we are feeling with our faces. Just a glance at someone's countenance will show people just exactly how we are thinking. A lot of people thing they can camouflage that... I'm a people watcher. I love watching people's faces. That's an interesting hobby.
Isn't this an interesting topic? What in something that you thought of that I didn't... about what can happen in a second?