Treadmill, Jeopardy! & blogging fun

Blogging 101-Day 13

Today’s task: pick a blogging event from the Community Event Listings, and participate in the next round.

With that in mind, I have spent a good part of the day looking in the Community Event Listings trying to find a fun and worthwhile blogging event in which to participate. Despite my efforts, I couldn’t seem to find one with which I would feel comfortable.

After a while, I took a break from my search and spent nearly two hours with Scrivener rewriting another chapter of my ongoing novel–Birchwood’s Secret. As a result, I avoided frittering away the day and not accomplishing some writing. And I was pleased with how that chapter turned out, by the way. Can I repeat the same tomorrow morning?

Then there was the thirty-minute walk on the treadmill while I watched yesterday’s Jeopardy! just before noon. (Love that new fifty-eight inch flat screen with the nice sound bar). Good heavens, it’s only taken us a hundred years to realize that it’s easier to hear when the sound is directed toward us rather than out the back of the TV!

Are we really two old fogeys after all? At any rate, the walking time seemed to fly right on by as I competed with the contestants and listened to Alex scold and/or cajol the players.Unknown

As a result, I killed two birds with one stone: 1.) I exercised my mind in answering the clues; 2.) I exercised my body and got the heart working, after which I was ready to get back to finishing the Blogging 101 assignment. Besides, Jeopardy! was over and I needed a shower.

Soon after I was cleaned up and back in a writing frame of mind, I resumed my search for the perfect blogging event. Back to the Community Event Listings I trekked.

And then it hit me!

Right there in front of me, in the Community Event Listings, was one titled Write Anything Wednesday. Now that sounded exactly what I have been looking for.

It’s located on a blog named WRITERISH RAMBLINGS, to which I immediately journeyed. In reading the details of how the event would work, I was at once taken by the low-key flexibility of the event. It definitely seemed to be a place that encouraged having fun with writing: No pressure. No word counts. No deadlines. What I liked best, though, were the words that follow:

 Make Wednesday your weekly no-matter-what writing day. If this isn’t a good day then pick another. The important thing is to simply write.

In other words, we are to write anything! With that in mind, and feeling much better about how today’s assignment was going, it was very easy to create this post. Better still, I didn’t have to wait around to jump right in, either.

After all, it’s Wednesday!

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4 thoughts on “Treadmill, Jeopardy! & blogging fun

    1. Party animals, indeed! I haven’t tried reading while treadmilling; not sure I could maintain my concentration on both “events.” Maybe I’ll give it a try when there’s nothing good to watch on the big screen. I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

  1. I’m going to check out Writerish Ramblings. So….pretty much write whatever you want on whatever day it works for you? Ha! Great find. And, it counts as the assignment! Perfect!
    I also combine the treadmill with either reading or catching up on emails.Otherwise, there’s no way I’d stay on that thing for 30 minutes a day.
    Thanks for the recommendation.

    1. You are welcome, Jentodd. Like you, I’m all for being free to write what–and when–it best fits our time tables. It will be interesting to see how future posts develop. Thanks for commenting here. See you again! 🙂

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