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Thursday, 8 July 2021

Be warmed by the fire within


I've been in s low mood this lockdown but when I sat down to write my Furious Fiction story on the weekend, that rapidly changed.

The story I wrote was silly and playful. It amused me while I tapped it out, and after I submitted it, I spent the rest of the day in a joyful mood.

The spark it ignited in my brain warmed me for the rest of the day.

It is not a winning story, I knowingly submitted it anyway but it fulfilled it's purpose. It gave me the buzz I needed. 

In writing, that is winning. 



 Linking with #WeekendCoffeeShare #Inspirememonday #SundayBest and #WritersDen

17 comments:

  1. "In writing, that is winning" - you are so very right!

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  2. I like this fire...it smells like a renaissance

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  3. I love your shots. Beautiful work :)

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  4. I'm glad your writings gave you a happier mood! I heard that even just forcing ourselves to smile and increase endorphins and make us feel better.

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  5. That's awesome! I like how you connected it to warmth by the fire. I'd love to know if your story was accepted. You can leave a comment on my blog if you remember. Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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    1. I couldn't leave a comment on your blog. Will check again

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  6. Great shots, especially the last one. An unusual subject for monochrome but it really works!

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  7. Hi Lydia, good for you in submitting your story and I'm so pleased it gave you a buzz despite life being difficult at the moment. Take care and good luck x #weekendcoffeeshare P.S. I love a firepit!

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  8. Sometimes a low mood can be broken by doing something creative. Good for you! Regards Christina

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  9. Well done, Lydia. Keep on writing. Thank you for linking with #weekendcoffeeshare

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  10. I'm warm now! Thanks for your entry.

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  11. Lovely! A writer must write and that is satisfaction enough!
    Thank you for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.

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  12. Hi Lydia.
    I think "Low Moods" catch up with all of us from time to time, but writing seems to always help. I was exhausted after work last week and decided to spend much of Saturday working on a story. I took several breaks to walk the back yard and rake a few leaves, but most of the day I was fingers on the keyboard fixing, rewording, completing and adding mental flavor to a new story that is getting close to being done. The thing is only 12-13K words but has a lot of timing things to work out and since it's hard SciFi, things have to be reasonably possible given current technologies and such. I actually spent some time checking out something on the periodic table of elements to make sure I had something right. Fun stuff and it put me somewhere out in the asteroid belt orchestrating a David v Goliath battle scene.
    It was so refreshing. . .
    How odd - huh?

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    1. I got Historical fiction in a recent writing comp and I discovered that I actually really enjoyed the research on that genre, and I imagine science would be the same. It's a really fun purposeful rabbit hole...

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