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The weekend got away from me, and now work is... work.

So I will do another drive by and share what I did for another online group.

I've been working on a jigsaw puzzle for the last 6 or 7 weeks. Not fervently, just while I wait for coffee or dinner (at 7 weeks it's 20 pieces a day). It feels engaging without being in front of a screen, you know?

Guanajuato, Mexico. Never heard of it until I got the puzzle. Anyway, about a week or two into it I finished the basilica in the front and realized that I was missing a piece. Ugh!

I persevered. I figured that I lost the piece. I've been doing it on the peninsula in the kitchen so at any point a random piece could have fallen into the trash or hit the floor where it could have been eaten by the dog, or batted around the house by the cat. I was already invested, I was finishing what I could.

I did that today. Proud but frustrated. I debated drawing a smiley face on my counter in the void for a few minutes.

Then I went back to the beginning. I had sorted edges from guts upstairs in front of the TV. I had looked around when I first discovered the piece was AWOL, I have vacuumed a few times since, so I started moving furniture. And there it was, the little 3-outs that had been plaguing me for a month, hiding under a trunk.

And that's my inspiration for you. Keep going, work around the the hole. Flesh out the whole, and then circle back to find what you need to get it done right. Persevere, perform, produce!

And to the Drive-By:

Big Buddy whould be at 73% How are you doing?

How is your Monthly "How I met..." challenge piece going?

Your flash challenge prompt it: Keep going.

And Now I'm back to the grind! Happy day to you all!

Tell me how awesome your week is going to be!

Daily Count reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here are the next 7 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

MO 22 – cmk418
TU 23 – csichick_2
WE 24 – bizarra
TH 25 – simplyn2deep
FR 26 – flipflop_diva
SA 27 – agdhani

SU 28 – cmk418


The sign up for May's Daily Count Challenge will be posted in the coming days, so be on the look out for that.


Happy continued writing!

Daily Count Challenge to . . . CMK418!

The night's not entirely up yet, and I'd like to write some more, but right now, I'm not feeling any bunnies, Easter or otherwise (;)), hopping. So I'm calling out at 3,721 words and 3 icons, not exactly shabby, and calling on to our next ever so talented writer! cmk418, come on down; it's your turn!

Easter word wars

anyone up for some word wars on this nice Easter Sunday? i need motivation and some of you probably do too lol.

to give ppl time to join i thought i'd set it for 2:30 my time (PST)

so:
round one - 2:30-2:55 pm PST / 5:30-5:55 pm EST / 10:30-10:55 pm British time
round two - 3:00-3:25 pm PST / 6:00-6:25 pm EST / 11:00-11:25 pm British time
round three - 3:30-3:55 pm PST / 6:30-6:55 pm EST / 11:30-11:55 pm British time

(hopefully i got my timezones straight haha)

hope to see some takers :)

ETA: thanks Dreamy for joining me! together we got 901 (me) and 1245 (you) for a total of....

2146 WORDS. woohoo.

Slow Sated Sunday

Hello all. Happy Easter. Welcome to another Slow Sated Sunday.

This week's theme is Chocolate coated kisses since Easter Sunday is the second biggest day for the consumption of chocolate. Valentine's Day holds the title for first, of course.

Write 250 words or create 2 icons/1 banner for bragging rights. Anything from fluffy smut to outright porn is welcome.

Happy creating.

Word of the Day 04/21/19 Centurion

Centurion (noun)
centurion [sen-too r-ee-uh n, -tyoo r-]


noun
1. (in the ancient Roman army) the commander of a century.
2. ( initial capital letter ) Military. any one of various British battle tanks in service from 1945 to 1967.

RELATED WORDS
detective, captain, police, deputy, cop, sheriff, badge, arm, flatfoot, noncom, sergeant, mounty

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1225–75; Middle English < Latin centuriōn- (stem of centuriō ), equivalent to centur(ia ) century + -iōn- -ion

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

eh...well...it's something...

Better than nothing I guess.
got in an hour of editing time...but after 5 hrs of painting, I hurt and am exhausted, so I think an hour is all I'm getting out of today.
Maybe tomorrow will be more productive.

katyastarling you're up for Sunday...

And Happy Easter to those who celebrate...or happy Sunday to you if you don't.

Word of the Day 04/20/19 Madcap

Madcap (adjective, noun)
madcap [mad-kap]
(previously 05-06-13)

adjective
1. wildly or heedlessly impulsive; reckless; rash: a madcap scheme.

noun
2. a madcap person.

RELATED WORDS
wild, stupid, rash, brash, foolhardy, foolish, frivolous, harebrained, heedless, hotheaded, ill-advised, imprudent, incautious, inconsiderate, lively, reckless, thoughtless

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1580–90; mad + cap

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Daily Count Challenge to agdhani!

Sadly life got in the way of doing my writing today. It's been a long, rough week. Hopefully I can get back on track soon.

agdhani I hope you have better luck!
Hi, there! Hope April is treating you well. It's been quite a week 'round here: Moving furniture, moving *everything* including, of course, the cat - who never asked for this. It's had me thinking about change and about liminal spaces - those times when we are 'in between' and so I thought I'd make that part of this weekend's challenge.

Give me a shout to let me know you are in- and I'll send you two prompts: A list of 5 random words, and a quote or slogan about either change or liminal spaces. Could be interesting to see where it goes!

Write or art something by Thursday night, and I'll gladly make you an icon or two, or write you a ficlet!

Word of the Day 04/19/19 Palimpsest

Palimpsest (noun)
palimpsest [pal-imp-sest]


noun
1. a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another text.

RELATED FORMS
pal·imp·ses·tic , adjective

RELATED WORDS
text, document, article, composition, diploma, paper, scroll, vellum, papyrus, sheepskin, pell

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1655–65; < Latin palimpsēstus < Greek palímpsēstos rubbed again ( pálin again + psēstós scraped, rubbed, verbid of psân to rub smooth)

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Say What Friday

Hello all. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. I hope everyone is enjoying the day.

Easter is right around the corner, so keep an eye out for baskets full of candy and wayward plot bunnies.

This week's quote comes from the birthday boy himself. Mr. Tim Curry.

"I'm not a conventional leading man at all and have not wished to be."

Write a 100 words or create 2 icons/1 banner and receive a reward of a drabble in a fandom of your choice or 100 words added to one of my wips.

Happy creating.

Word of the Day 04/18/19 Earthshaking

Earthshaking (adjective)
earthshaking [urth-shey-king]


adjective
1. imperiling, challenging, or affecting basic beliefs, attitudes, relationships, etc.

RELATED FORMS
earth·shak·er , noun

RELATED WORDS
notable, crucial, far-reaching, historic, fateful, significant, memorable, consequential, pivotal, eventful, meaningful, decisive, weighty, critical, determining, essential, imperative, important, indispensable, paramount


Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English. See earth, shaking

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Numbers Challenge

The rules are:


1. Each post is either a hundred words or more/ or you can make a graphic/art

2. However the number influences you, go with the flow! I don’t care how you use or abuse the number! (I’ll give some suggestions/ideas/other languages to help you along if you get stuck!)

3. Post anywhere – tumblr, amazon.com, your journal, AO3, the dreaded ff.net, your bedroom wall, etc.

4. There is NO time limit.





And the number shall be ...914!

Go forth and create!

Word of the Day 04/17/19 Plumbeous

Plumbeous (adjective)
plumbeous [pluhm-bee-uh?s]


adjective
1. resembling or containing lead; leaden.


Origin: 1570–80; < Latin plumbeus, equivalent to plumb(um ) lead + -eus -eous

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Wonderful World of Wednesday

"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are."

~ Norman Vincent Peale ~




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A to Z Challenge

You can post this on your own journal, your AO3, here or wherever you archive your works. Just leave us a link here if you can.

Now everyone give me a

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Word of the Day 04/16/19 Isolato

Isolato (noun)
isolato [ahy-suh-ley-toh]


noun, plural i·so·la·toes.
1. a person who is spiritually isolated from or out of sympathy with his or her times or society.


Origin: 1850–55; < Italian < Latin insulātus. See insulate

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Daily Count Challenge to . . . Bizarra!

Just over 3k yesterday/today (it's now just after 1am my time) despite a rather busy and rough day. Next up is our wonderfully talented bizarra! Go get those words, pard!

Word of the Day 04/15/19 Optics

Optics (noun)
optics [op-tiks]


noun
1. ( used with a singular verb ) the branch of physical science that deals with the properties and phenomena of both visible and invisible light and with vision.
2. ( used with a plural verb ) the way a situation, action, event, etc., is perceived by the public or by a particular group of people: The optics on this issue are pretty good for the Democrats.
Administrators worry about the bad optics of hiring new staff during a budget crisis.


RELATED WORDS
eyesight, perception, view, glass, seeing, sight, faculty, eyes, spectacles, contact, optic, monocle, meniscus, ocular, blinder, lamp, headlight, oculus, peeper, eyeball

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1605–15; < Medieval Latin optica < Greek optiká, noun use of neuter plural of optikós; see optic, -ics

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Monday, all over again.

Today is a holiday here in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and that means is I have no internet access except through my phone.

Your flash challenge today is: Phoning it in.

From my little device here I cannot get you the links/lists of what's been prompted, or the specs on who should be where with big buddy. Or at least, not with the time allotted. So I will offer up a few things:

Big Buddy folks should be 50% through the month, and 29% through the year! How're you doing?

If you don't have the urge to scroll up and hit the 'previous entry' button until you find inspiration ask me for a prompt here and I'll give you something. It's anybody's guess what you'll get, but that I can do from the phone.

The other thing I'm asking for is positive thoughts. Today is a rough and busy day, and happy thoughts make it better.

Now it's time for coffee!!!

Daily Count reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here are the next 7 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

MO 15 – katyastarling
TU 16 – bizarra
WE 17 – Dreamy
TH 18 – csichick_2
FR 19 – shinysylver
SA 20 – agdhani

SU 21 – katyastarling


Happy continued writing!

Slow Sated Sunday

Hello all. Welcome to another Slow Sated Sunday. :)

Today's prompt is holding hands.

Write 250 words or create 2 icons/1 banner for bragging rights. Anything from fluffy smut to outright porn is allowed.

Happy creating.

Word of the Day 04/14/19 Skimble-Scamble

Skimble-Scamble (adjective)
skimble-scamble or skim·ble-skam·ble [skim-buh l-skam-buh l; skim-uh l-skam-uh l]


adjective
1. rambling; confused; nonsensical: a skimble-scamble explanation.


Origin: First recorded in 1590–1600; gradational reduplication of dial. scamble to struggle, trample

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Daily count to...candream

Did my writing for the day. I was definently in a groove.

Passing on to candream

GET THOSE WORDS!

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