Its an US Holiday today, and I allowed myself some time to lay in
bed just stretching out my back and thinking over all I need to get done
word-count wise for NaNo.
Once I got up and met with my lover (coffee) we had a discussion
over where we are going with the novel for NaNo and then the words just
flowed. 2683 in words today, bringing me over the 25k mark to 26668.
BlogHers blog prompt gave me more trouble, however. I didn’t know
what ‘relationship’ to base my answers on. My ex, my daughter, my best
So here is todays BlogHer prompt:
Nov. 11: What are five funny (but real) things your
current relationship has taught you? (note: because I cant think at the
moment, I have decided to split this up between my male, my daughter,
and my best friend. There are funny things about all.)
1. Men: No
matter how old they are, no matter how ‘well off’ they are financially,
no matter how mature they are – all men leave skid marks in their
2. Daughters: No
matter how old they are, what profession they chose to study, how many
relationships they’ve gone through – they will always come back to
momma, and the rule that they always come back with more than they left
the nest with is true. Only, instead of children (grandchildren) my
daughter has brought home a boyfriend and a best friend. I am tripping
over bodies in this house.
3. Best Friends:
You can live thousands of miles away, and they always know when
something wrong. When together, the two of you are bad ass alcohol
swilling wenches with foul mouths and ultra-attitudes that are full of
confidence – unless there is some sort of small caterpillar like bug on
the floor to which you both try to avoid, get near tears, until one of
you takes a half of a roll of paper towels to pick that damn thing up
and squeal while tossing it in the garbage.
4. Best Friends:
No matter how worldly your best friend is (having traveled to Canada,
Argentina and France) – she can come visit you in your home town and
have no idea what the locals are saying with our thick southern accents,
therefor looking at you pleadingly to translate.
5. Men: Again,
no matter how well off they are in life, age catches up to them all.
Joking about how they’ve ‘lost that great ass and look like a bullfrog
wearing britches’ will make that grown ass man nearly wibble to tears
over the loss of that one great ass.
I know this wasn’t the proper way to work this prompt, but I really
got stuck on it and just sort of winged it to fit me personally. I hope
you enjoyed it.
Since BlogHer doesn’t supply prompts for Saturdays and Sundays, I
will be substituting short stories in their stead! I have some wonderful
story prompts to work with, so hopefully things will be fresh and new
in my writing.
Or perhaps I’ll give some excerpts from Book Two, which I’m working on now!