C is for Catch-up: Daughter, Early Rising and Fun (and that takes care of D, E & F)

If you take a peek at the latest posts by those participating in the A to Z Challenge, you’ll see a lot of “F” posts today. As I mentioned, yes, I am woefully behind.

But Joe gave me some great advice yesterday – he suggested doing a series of small posts to get right back in the game. I liked the sound of that!

C is for Catch-up

And then I thought … well, I’m on C, right? So why not a Catch-up post?

Why not indeed? So here we go!

D is for Daughter

My daughter recently produced, directed and filmed this music video for friends of hers. It looks so professional!

E is for Early Rising

I’ve had a great deal of success setting out intentions in this blog. So I thought I’d try out a new intention. After those crazy months of heavy deadlines just a few months ago, my system really fell out of sync. I was going to bed at 3 and 4 in the morning, and getting up at 10 or 11.

I am a bit of a night owl, but I’ve discovered that when I get an earlier start to my day, not only do I feel more productive – I think I actually AM more productive. (Anyone else feel this way too?)

So I’m going to set an intention here to start getting back into the rhythm of early rising again. Well … earlier rising, I guess I should call it, since to me, that means 8:30 am or thereabouts!

F is for Fun

And finally, I’m back on track for today. And I’m going to cheat a little bit. I really enjoyed writing that little scene that I posted as my “B” post, and I’d like to try doing more of these as I play the A to Z Challenge this month. The only thing is, I now know that it’s easiest for me to pull out my writing prompts and let my subconscious work on things, and for that, I need time.

So I’m going to try just pulling out new prompt cards at the end of each day’s post, to prepare me for the following day.

And since I had such fun writing from the prompts yesterday, I think drawing my prompt cards right now should qualify as fun!

So here are the prompt cards and the one archetype card I’m going to be using in my next A to Z Challenge post (G is for …), which I will be posting on Monday (I’m taking a hiatus from A to Z posts on the weekends).

The prompts:

1. yelling for help

2. dirty

3. magazine

(Yes, this was the order in which I pulled the cards … )

From the archetype deck:

Implies the unknown: ignorance or desperation; evil

I’m getting the same “You’ve got to be kidding me!” reaction I felt when I drew the last set of prompt and archetype cards.

This will be interesting …

11 thoughts on “C is for Catch-up: Daughter, Early Rising and Fun (and that takes care of D, E & F)

  1. Barbara

    F is for “for Pete’s sake when is it going to warm up around here” in NE Pennsylvania. We’re all in the doldrums so I’ve been reading, reading, reading. At least I have a good way to pass the time while I can’t go out into our soaked yard.

    I love early mornings but I have a problem getting up lately. (See above paragraph.) At 10 pm wherever I am, I tend to fall asleep – always have. As you can see, I’m the life of the party.

  2. Misha

    That video is very well done. Your daughter is talented.

    It should be interesting to see what you come up with for those writing prompts. :-)

  3. Joe

    Glad to see you’re back in the game!

    And what a smashing comeback it is. Whoa! I loved the video. It’s soooo well done. I had the sound amped up, and it brought my son from his room. So. A good sign, that.

    As for the luck of your draw, well, I think the universe is having a bit of fun at your expense. Which means more fun for the rest of us, too.

    Have a great weekend, Belle. We’ll see you Monday.

    g: Gideon in the Graveyard

  4. Janel

    Here’s to getting caught up and sliding into the weekend. :)

    I have no choice in getting up at 6:30 AM on the weekdays. I have to admit I get much more done during the school year than in the summer when I tend to sleep in.

  5. Jeffrey Beesler

    And G should be for Great Going in catching up. The arrival of the A-Z Challenge has caught some people off guard, I suspect. It was announced back in mid-Feb so people I guess assumed they had enough time to prepare.

    Time, on the other hand, had its own plans. Pleasure to meet you from the A-Z Challenge!

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