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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

To Do List

I sat to write today but I couldn't get started. The white empty page remained without a blemish. So I doodled and thought about all I had to do, housework, family runs and of course my writing.  I deciced on a to-do list. I filled my blank lonely looking page with a list of ironing, polishing and all the household chores that need attending to. Then I wrote about the places I needed to go or take family members to and shortly after I found myself writing a short story without meaning to.
I had cleared my head and now my inspiration was taking over. I wrote 500 words and shall continue it to about 1500 or so. Imagine from a blank page to a list of stuff, to the beginnings of a short story about a woman under pressure to meet a deadline and has distractions thrown at her which makes her task all the more difficult. So you see, it's amazing what can come from an everyday to-do list. Happy writing !

5 comments:

  1. Ha!

    Maybe I'll give that a try, Mary :)

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  2. There's always a way through, and I think you've found a foolproof path. Good for you. ;-)

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  3. You're such a powerhouse Mary, an inspiration to us all, definately glad to know you xxx Jack

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    1. Thank you all, it is amazing how we can struggle through and end up with new ideas.

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