Another Writing Challenge (But Cookies!)

2011-09-01 14.32.13I know you’ve probably been very busy writing–and for those of you who met whatever Nano goal you set down, YAY!–but I’ve got one more writing challenge for you.

First, you’ll have to zip over to The Muffin and read all about The Lost Art of Writing. And then, after you’ve yelled a few choice words at me–I’ll leave that selection up to you–you can get busy writing.

Maybe you’ll write a note to one of your kids, telling them how special he or she is. And your kid will be like, “Well, this is weird. And mushy. And yeah, kinda icky.” Your kid will likely make a big show of not caring one whit. But I promise you that same kid will hold on to that note for the rest of his or her life.

Or maybe you’ll send a letter to a friend this holiday season instead of signing a name on a card. And your friend will be like, “Well, this is awkward. I didn’t even send a card and here I have this lovely letter. Now I’m going to have bake cookies for her.”

Not that you sent the lovely letter just so you could get cookies, but hey. It could happen.

And P.S. I just went to the post office this morning and bought a whole bunch of stamps.

And P.P.S. My favorite cookie is anything with pecans in it.



A December Writing Challenge You’re Gonna Love

DSCN8538I’m listening to my friend’s Christmas radio broadcast as I write here and honestly, it’s hard to not bust out into song. In fact, hold on a sec, I’ve got to rock it with Mariah Carey for a minute (hum amongst yourselves…)

Holy holly, that woman can sing. All I want for Christmas is a voice like that! And a book contract. And maybe that library cuff bracelet.

So on to the writing challenge! I promise it’s easy–way easier than say, holiday baking or decorating or wrapping presents. Much easier than wrangling sugar-infused kiddies or miniature dachshunds or the in-laws. And totally easier than actually writing…well, anything.

Just zip over to the Muffin and check out “A Giving Kind of Writing Challenge.” I hope you have fun with it, friends.

And oh! Wait! Maybe you’ll enjoy listening to BillElderRadio’s Christmas Special while you read. (But don’t blame me when it takes you twice as long ’cause you’re stopping to rock out.)