Weekend Wrap-up: June 5

I’ve been trying to write everyday. At least something. Blogging helps because it gives me a schedule of weekly topics. My main writing project, a continuation of one of me short stories into a full length novel, moves ahead like a sputtering car, slow but sometimes jumping ahead in spurts.

If I’m stuck, I will often just write the dialogue, then go back and fill in the thoughts and descriptions. I go back to previous chapters and see where I can elaborate; I am in no danger of having to pair down my word count.

I try to keep track of details, so that I don’t contradict what happened or repeat myself. You would think that since I am writing it, I would know what has already been said, but things slip by.

I had a good writing day yesterday, not on the novel, but on a short story. I saw a writing prompt for a contest on Reedsy and I instantly had an idea. I actually took one of my NaPoWriMo poems and reworked it into a story. I almost got in 1000 words, which is the minimum length. OK, about 70 words were from the poem, and I used 10 words from a line from one of my lyrics, but I’m counting them.

I also came across a fun prompt (see Fibbing Friday below), so there’s a few more words for the tally.

From my blog this week

Fibbing Friday: Complete the – I stumbled upon this prompt in the afternoon and couldn’t resist

Weird Wednesday: June 2 – The Survey returns and CartoonsThe Day Before continues, and an unscientific survey

Tuesday Tidbits: Longevity – What’s the oldest thing you own?

Music Monday: I’ve Heard That Song Before – Sound familiar?

Second Chance Sunday: Blog ‘Bout Book Blogs – A long lost post I found

Here are a few other blogs I have enjoyed:

playgrounds and graveyards / poem-hubris – Shawn wrote 2 poems in response to the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school in Kamloops, BC.

Today’s #Photograph 3/Jun/21 – Stuart always has some wonderful photographs

Tuesday Tunes 59: More Seventies – The greatest decade in music? Maybe not, but there were a lot of great songs.


Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, his first science fiction novella.

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